Prison inmates in Warri, Delta State, will now be able to sit for the next Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) at the domain of the Warri Correctional Centre located in Okere Road.
The development follows the accreditation of the centre by the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Truetells Nigeria reports.
The approval was confirmed to newsmen on Tuesday by the Deputy Controller of Corrections, DCC Edo Ineku, who led a team from the Correctional Centre on a courtesy visit to the Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Michael Tidi, at the Council Secretariat.
In his remark, Ineku said the development was proof of good collaboration between major stakeholders. He noted that the courtesy visit to the Local Government Council was part of his familiarisation moves since his arrival in April 2022.
He said, “It is clear that the synergy among stakeholders in criminal justice system is key. The Federal Government cannot do this alone, hence we need your assistance.”
Welcoming the visiting team, the council chairman congratulated the newly-deployed boss of the Warri Correctional Centre, assuring him of the Local Government’s support at all times in the speedy dispensation of their duties.
“I appreciate you and your team for the visit. Warri is known for peace and security; as a stakeholder in Warri South in terms of security, you are important to us.
“Here in Warri South, we believe in collaboration of all stakeholders in prevention of crime in Warri, we are proactive in terms of security of our people.
“I must not forget to commend your level of professionalism and how you operate your skill acquisition centre in reforming and refining the inmates,” Tidi remarked.