NO fewer than 28 Ikoyi Prison Inmates will write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, 2015 which holds between March 10 and March 21.
Ayodele Obarewo, Ikoyi Prisons School Principal said in Lagos on Monday that the inmates were adequately prepared for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB organised examination.
Obarewo said more inmates had shown interest in furthering their education, after attending several reform programmes at the facility stating that the rise in the number of inmates registered for this year’s UTME was encouraging.
He said logistics had been finalised for the conduct of the examination. “We have been preparing the candidates to the best of our ability, and they have equally shown determination and focus to excel. Some teachers have been coming around to take them in various subjects as well as computer practice.
“They have been showing great zeal to write this examination, especially those whose term will soon expire. Such candidates are putting extra efforts to excel, to be able to participate in the post UTME. However, we need more equipment in the facility, which will enable us to accommodate more of the inmates, who are interested in furthering their education.”
The school has only 10 computers, adding that they are inadequate for the 28 inmates to practice. “We are, therefore, calling on well-meaning Nigerians to assist,” he said.
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