By Tony Adibe
At least one hundred and seven inmates of Enugu Custodial Centre have registered to sit for the National Examination Council November/ December Examination for 2022, NewsBits was informed.
The inmates were selected having passed the mock exams set by the authority of the custodial centre. The desk officer in charge of educational programmes and Aftercare Assistant Controller of Corrections, Kelvin Iloafonsi, disclosed this to newsmen in Enugu.
The Desk officer who gave insight into the educational programs said about 36 of the 100 inmates that sat for the 2021 examination gained admission to study various courses of interest in the National Open University of Nigeria special Study Centre in Enugu Custodial Centre.
Also, the officer in charge of Enugu Custodial Centre Deputy Controller of Corrections, Mr. Joseph Usifo affirmed that the examination has actually impacted positively on the behavior of inmates, adding, “it has made them busy and focused while in custudy.”
NewsBits recalls that previous inmates have been excelling totals 84, 120, 130, 145 and 127 inmates sat for the exams in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively The Controller of Corrections Enugu State Command of Nigerian Correctional Service Mr Nicholas Obiako expressed gratitude to the Carmelite Prisoners’ Interests Organization (CAPIO), who has been working assiduously to accomplish this great task. He also advised the general public to stop all forms of stigmatization and assist in the inmates’ reintegration into to the society.