The Controller of Corrections Kuje Custodial Centre, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Ahmed Musa Ahmed, has announced that fifty-three inmates from Suleja and Kuje prisons have been registered for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Ahmed made the announcement in a statement on Friday, 30 September. He advised the inmates to make themselves available for the ongoing preparation classes in order to make good grades as that is imperative to their smooth reintegration into society after serving their terms of imprisonment.
The Controller added that the centre is known for producing candidates with excellent results while urging the candidates to look beyond prison time and see the hope that education brings.
The Leader of the prison inmates who were registered for the examination promised on behalf of others to do their best so they can gain admission to study various courses at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
The officer-in-charge of Kuje Custodial Centre, Deputy Controller of Corrections, Shehu Ibrahim, appreciated the non-governmental organisations that volunteered their resources and time towards making the registration successful and also the National Open University of Nigeria for their support.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has called on the federal government to abolish both the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) examination fees for inmates.
FCT command spokesman, Chukwuedo Humphrey, said the waiver will enable more inmates to be enrolled for the examinations.