WAEC wants to Assist Prison Inmates in Education – Adenipekun

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WAEC wants to Assist Prison Inmates in Education – Adenipekun

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it will always partner with relevant organisations to assist prison inmates to have easy access to quality education.

Prisoners in classroom
Prisoners in classroom

The council’s Head of National Office (HNO), Mr. Olutise Adenipekun, told NAN on Wednesday in Lagos that such collaboration would enhance the inmates’ transformation and help them become more efficient in the society.

He spoke on the need to enhance the educational system of these prison inmates because they are still citizens of the country.

He said such pursuit would help the inmates to achieve life-long learning irrespective of where they are at the moment.

According to Mr. Olutise Adenipekun, there is life after prison and these inmates needs to be educated to have moral values and become more efficient in the society.

He quoted “Education in the prisons is an area I am passionate about as a key stakeholder in the education sector and it anyone finds himself behind bars, that doesn’t mean he is an outcast in the society”.

“Because after getting out of prison, they still come back to the society to carry on with normal life, and most times go back to what they were dong before.”

“That is why we should partner those organisations that may want to assist the inmates to access education and other external examinations such as the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates,” he said.

“So, we are prepared to continue to inspect and give approval to more examination centres in prison facilities to train and teach inmates to be able to write our examinations as private candidates,” Adenipekun said.

I know this would really help these candidates to become better persons outside the prison.

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