Enugu Correctional Service Command enrolls 1,137 inmates for NECO

Enugu Correctional Service Command enrolls 1,137 inmates for NECO

 

The Comptroller of Corrections in Enugu State, Mr. Nicholas Obiako, announced on Wednesday that the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Enugu branch has enrolled a total of 1,137 inmates for the National Examination Council (NECO) external exams over the past 12 years.Speaking to journalists in Enugu, Obiako disclosed that 124 convicts are currently participating in the ongoing NECO external test at the Special Study Centre located within the Enugu Custodial Centre.
Highlighting the educational achievements across the state’s three correctional centers in Enugu, Nsukka, and Oji River, Obiako emphasized their success in promoting educational pursuits and inmate development. Presently, Enugu State boasts one of the highest numbers of inmates, with 124 individuals actively taking the NECO exams.
Obiako highlighted the commitment to inmate education, stating, “For many years now, our inmates have consistently achieved excellent results. We heavily invest in their education, starting from primary and secondary school classes to quality adult education within the centers.”
He further explained that those excelling in their chosen fields of study often pursue direct admission to the university through the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), which conveniently has a study center at the Enugu Custodial Centre.

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