59 inmates of the Jos Prisons that sat for national examinations conducted by the National Examination Council, NECO, and the Federal Ministry of Education, under the Jos Prisons Adult Education School Programme, have successfully passed their papers in flying colours.
The Spokesperson of the Jos Command of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Mr. Ayedo Luka,in a statement on Tuesday gave the numbers of the graduating inmates to include 10 Senior Secondary School students, who sat for NECO examination; 22, who graduated from Junior Secondary to Senior Secondary; and 27 inmates, who moved from primary to secondary school.
Mr Luka, while advising the candidates, quoted the Plateau State Controller of Prisons, Noel Ailewon, as urging the inmates to make the most of the opportunity provided by the service, for them to have access to education while serving their jail terms.
The Controller, who was represented by the Officer-in-Charge of Jos Prisons, Y. A. Sambo, also congratulated them and drew their attention to the importance of education in their lives while also advising the inmates to seize the opportunity with both hands.
In his remarks, Assistant Superintendent of Jos Prisons, who also doubles as the Principal of the Adul School assured the inmates that the authorities had the capacity to give them the needed educational opportunities and tasked them to avail themselves of such facilities so as to secure their future.