Inmates of Warri Correctional Centre Can Now Sit for WAEC.
The Warri correctional center, on Okere Road in the Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, popularly known as Okere Prison, has been approved by the West African Examination Council for inmates to sit the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and equivalent examinations.
The Deputy Controller of Corrections, DCC, Warri Correctional Center, Mr. Lucky Edo, disclosed this while on an official working visit to the chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr. Michael Tidi, at the Council’s Secretariat, Warri, Delta State.
“WAEC has given us partial approval for the inmates to be writing the West African School Certificate Examination and other equivalent board for the ordinary level examinations in the correctional centre,” he said.
He said that soon WAEC would come and inspect the facilities as classes have already begun.
Lucky Edo, who commended the Warri South Council Chairman for all his contribution to the wellbeing of the Warri Correctional Center, where he is a host, said as of that morning the center has 1004 inmates and the place is peaceful.
He also commended Dr. Tidi for keeping Warri South Council Area peaceful, stressing that the council has been relatively peaceful since he assumed office.
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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.
Tidi remarked, “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 the collaboration of all stakeholders in the prevention of crime in Warri, we are proactive in terms of the security of our people.
“I must not forget to commend your level of professionalism and how you operate your skill acquisition center in reforming and refining the inmates.”