Over 127 inmates from the Enugu Custodial Centre are expected to sit for the November/December National Examination Council (NECO) senior secondary certificate examination (external).
The public relations officer of the state command of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Monday Chukwuemeka, made this known on Monday where he disclosed that over 400 inmates have been admitted into various degree programmes of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) across the federation.
Chukwuemeka noted that the NCoS under the leadership of Haliru Nababa, the controller-general of NCoS, was focused on using education as a viable tool for reforming inmates in custodial centres in the state.
“This has resulted in the admission of over 400 inmates into various degree programmes of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) across the federation,
“The command is advising inmates to emulate previous inmates who performed excellently in NECO exams as well as pursue other higher educational attainments.
“The command is encouraging other inmates to utilise opportunities made available by the service in the various learning and skill acquisition centres in the custodial centres to improve themselves and get fully reformed,” he said.