24 inmates of the Ikoyi Prisons will participate in the forthcoming 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
The Controller of Prisons, Lagos Command, Tunde Ladipo made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos today.
Ladipo states that the inmates had been going through intensive coaching and were determined to excel in the examination.
“I want to say that we are very prepared and ready for this examination. A lot of work has already been done as part of our efforts to ensure that these inmates are well tutored and exposed to the use of ICT for the coming examination. We have prepared them on how to use the computer during the examination as it is on this mode that all the candidates will be tested”, he added.
Ladipo also noted that
Thankfully, the organisers of this UTME have assisted the facility with 60 computers and other accessories. Ever since this supply was made, we have been using them to train these inmates at the prisons’ school and their responses have been amazing.”
The UTME will hold on April 11, 2019, across the country.