Thirty-eight of the Inmates Continuing Education Centre at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kurmawa, Kano have successfully completed the 2023 NECO Senior School Certificate Examination.
They also graduated from the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies examination.
Speaking at the graduation on Thursday, Controller of Corrections at the Kano Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Mr Suleiman Inuwa, appreciated the Service for preparing the inmates for better future.
Inuwa said the gesture was part of the Service’s reformatory programme to rebrand and reposition inmates to become productive and to make the nation proud after serving their terms.
“The Nigerian Correctional Service of today is quite different from the Nigerian Prisons Service of yesteryears because of the opportunity given to inmates to pursue education,’’ Inuwa said.
He charged the graduates to use the opportunity given to them to transform themselves into better citizens.
Inuwa also urged the graduates to build on the acquired knowledge to further their education to university level, which he said was possible at the custodial centre.
In his remarks, Kano State Commissioner for Education, Mr Haruna Doguwa, reiterated the state government’s commitment to supporting education and pledged to pay the examination fees of the inmates. (NAN)