About 28 inmates at Ikoyi Prison are to write the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2015 between Tuesday March 10 and 21.
Ikoyi Prisons School Principal Mr Ayodele Obarewo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday 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.
The principal said the rise in the number of inmates registered for this year’s UTME was encouraging.
Fourteen wrote the examination last year.
Obarewo said logistics had been finalised for the conduct of the examination, adding: “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, Obarewo said, 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.
NAN reports that over 1. 4 million candidates would write the examination in 400 centres across the country.
Source: The Nation