The Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS, Lagos State Command, says no fewer than 20 inmates have indicated an interest in writing the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Spokesperson of the service, Mr Rotimi Oladokun, disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Lagos, NAN reports.
Oladokun said the inmates would be adequately prepared for the examination, despite the attempted jailbreak in the facility in 2020.
He said more inmates indicated interest to further their education, having gone through several reform programs.
He further revealed that the new facility, where the inmates would write the examination, had reached 80 per cent completion and the computers and other items needed would be fixed soon.
“The inmates have equally shown determination and focus to excel.
“Some teachers have been slated to take them in various subjects as well as computer practice,” he said.
He, however, appealed for more equipment to boost inmates’ interest in furthering their education.