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 percent completion and the computers and other items needed would be fixed soon. The inmates have equally shown determination and focus to excel.

One out of the six kidnapped Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) staff abducted on Sunday along the Obajana-Kabba road has been rescued, the Kogi State Police Command announced.

Mr William Ayah, the command’s spokesman, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), who confirmed the development, said that the police rescued one of the kidnapped staff while a thorough combing of the area is ongoing to rescue the five others.

It was reported that the six workers were abducted along the Kabba-Obajana road, in Kogi State, over the weekend.

A staff of the JAMB, who confirmed the incident, said the victims were from the Head Office in Abuja heading for Kogi West in preparation for Tuesday’s mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).