Nothing less than 23 inmates of the Ikoyi Prisons School on Wednesday participated in the slated 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
It was reported that the inmates showed enthusiasm and excitement on seeing the examiners who had also turned up early enough to administer the examination for the candidates behind the bars.
The principal of the facility’s school, ASP Ibikunle Idris, stated that a total of 25 of the inmates actually registered for the examination, but due to some reasons, only 23 sat for the examination.
According to him, out of the 25 that registered, nine of them were discharged before the date for the examination. He however stated that out of the nine that were discharged before the examination, seven of them came back to the facility to join others in taking the examination.
According to him, “Two of the nine that were discharged did not show up for the examination.”
“But I must say the examination was a huge success. By our judgement, it was 100 per cent hitch free” , According to him.
He also added that the systems and the backups were all working at their best and on our part, we ensured the candidates were well relaxed while they wrote the examination.
“With the level of preparations we had for them prior to this examination, we will not expect anything short of 270 and above score.”
“The current Deputy Controller of the Ikoyi Prisons too, Tolu Ogunsakin on his own, has ensured that the inmates are given the best support in a bid to ensure that they carry on with their lives successfully whenever they regained freedom,” Idris said.