35 Ogun state prison inmates set to take part in NECO exams

35 Ogun state prison inmates set to take part in NECO exams

- Even though they are locked up in prison, 35 inmates in Ogun state will be participating in the 2018 exams of the National Examination Council

- This was disclosed by Victor Oyeleke, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Prisons Service, Ogun state command

- Report has it that the NECO examinations will commence on Thursday, November 15

The Ogun state command of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has said prison inmates numbering 35 have registered in the state for the 2018 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) of the National Examination Council (NECO).

This was contained in a statement signed on Tuesday, November 12, by its spokesperson, Victor Oyeleke, Channels reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the inmates would be writing the examinations in the Old Abeokuta Prison, Ibara, which was approved as the centre.

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Oyeleke said: “The approval is made possible through efforts of the welfare officer of the Old Abeokuta Prison Ibara, ASP Abdulhakeem Awesu who is also the education coordinator of the prison.

”It will be recalled that 21 inmates of the prison were on June 29, 2018, enrolled to study various tuition-free courses in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). 64 inmates were on June 2nd, 2018 awarded vocational certificates while 69 of them successfully completed NCE program last year."

According to report, the examination will commence on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

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Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) said that 35 inmates of the Jos prison wouls participate in the 2018 Nov/Dec Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) of the National Examination Council (NECO).

DSP Luka Ayedoo, the public relations officer of the Plateau command of NPS, made this known in a statement in Jos on Sunday, October 21.

Ayedoo said that the inmates who comprised of 32 males and three females were adequately prepared to take social science and commercial subjects in the examination.

According to him, the examination fees of the inmates were paid by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), as part of activities marking its 47th anniversary.

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Source: Legit.ng

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