Mr Ibikunle Idris, Assistant Superintendent of Prisons and Principal of Ikoyi Prisons School, has described the outstanding performance of inmates who participated in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), as encouraging and signs of great things to come.
Mr. Idris disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) over the weekend in Lagos State.
Idris revealed that one of the inmates came out in flying colours with a score of 246 points, adding that out of the 25 inmates who registered for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination, the least score was 175 points.
According to the Principal, the prison facility had commenced processing of placements for twelve of the successful inmates into the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) at the facility, to pursue their studies in various fields.
“This is a sign of good things to come as far as education behind bars in this country is concerned and we are all very excited at this development.
“This year’s performance is better than that of 2018 and this can be attributed to the support and vision of the Comptroller General of Prisons, Ja’afar Ahmed,” he stated.