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Thursday, 19 March 2015

31 Kuje Prisoners Score 67 Distinctions, 94 Credits In Nov/Dec WAEC

Thirty-one inmates at the Kuje Prisons, Abuja have jointly scored a cumulative 67 distinctions and 94 credits in the 2014 November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The inmates were part of the 38 inmates who sat for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) organised examination, sponsored by NUGA BEST, a non-governmental organisation, Punch reports.

The results of seven candidates were withheld.

DCP Musa Tanko, who represented the Controller-General of Prisons, Controller-General of Prisons, Dr. Peter Ekpendu, presented the inmates with their certificates.

Tanko said the candidates' impressive performance shows the Nigerian Prisons Service' commitment to humane confinement, reformation and rehabilitation of inmates.

According to him allowing the inmates to access educational facilities at all levels keeps their hope of a successful return to the large society alive.

He revealed that as many as 41 inmates have enrolled for various degree programmes at the facility’s National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Special Study Centre.

Student Pulse gathered that the candidates also had 73 passes and 41 fails jointly.

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