Tunde Ladipo, the Controller of Prisons, Lagos Command says 24 inmates of the Ikoyi Prisons will participate in the forthcoming 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination scheduled to hold in April.
The Board had also said that no fewer than 1.8 million candidates had registered for the all Computer Based Test under the UTME. According to Ladipo, preparations have been concluded by the Board to ensure a hitch-free examination for the inmates in its facility.
He noted that the inmates who had been undergoing intensive coaching at the facility’s school had demonstrated a great zeal and a high level of commitment in readiness for the examination adding that with the current state of facilities in the prisons’ school, he was expecting nothing but excellent performance from the inmates.
“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.
“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.
“We expect that they will all come out in flying colours, as, apart from the computers, we can also boast of a well stocked library, coupled with teachers who have been coming to take them on various subjects,” Ladipo said.