42 inmates serving jail terms in Jos sit for NECO exams.

Reports say 42 inmates serving various jail terms in Jos Correctional Centre are writing the ongoing November/December Senior School Certificate Examinations of the National Examination Council (NECO).

Public Relations Officer of the Plateau Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), ASC Longdiem Godfrey announced this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos.

According to Godfrey, the 42 inmates are sitting for the examinations at its adult school within the prison yard.

He explained that the move was part of the mandate of the service aimed at making the prisoners useful to themselves, families and society after serving their jail terms.

Godfrey noted that initiative was in furtherance of the obligation and mandate of the service towards the reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates back to the society.

”As the saying knowledge is power, the essence of having a school within the prison yard is to reform the inmates with skills and provide them with formal education as well,” he said.

He added that the examinations consist of different subjects, involving practicals and the theoretical aspects.

The PRO thanked individuals, non-governmental organizations, religious bodies and government agencies that provided the funds used to register the inmates for the examinations.

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