Four convict prisoners of the Sunyani Central Prison in the Brong Ahafo Region who sat for the November December 2015/16 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have passed in all five subjects they were registered in.
According to the Prisons Public Relations Officer of the Brong Ahafo Region, Assistant Superintendent of Prisons (ASP) Vincent Ziniel, Convict Prisoner (CP) Dennis Kwadwo Nyatse had grade A1 in Social Studies, A1 in Business Management, A1 in Financial Accounting, A1 in Cost Accounting, and A1 in Economics.
CP Jonathan Ziri Sonnawe had B2 in Social Studies, A1 in Business Management, B3 in Financial Accounting, A1 in Cost Accounting, and A1 in Economics; CP Eric Kwame Anning had C4 in Social Studies, B3 in Business Management, A1 in Financial Accounting, A1 in Cost Accounting, and B3 in Economics; and CP Kingsley Asare Baffuor also had C4 in Social Studies, B3 in Business Management, D7 in Financial Accounting, B2 in Cost Accounting, and B2 in Economics.
ASP Ziniel mentioned that, the four inmates are currently being prepared for a Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) programme, and another eight are also being prepared by their tutors; Sergeant Francis Napol and Sergeant Farouk Umar, for the next WASSCE. He said his outfit is also in talks with some tertiary institutions to consider extending distance education programs to qualified prisoners.
The PRO revealed that the examination was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sunyani East in the Brong Ahafo Region when called upon by the Prisons Administration. ‘The Sunyani Central Prison is grateful to the Rotary Club for responding to our call, and I also want to use this opportunity to call on other non-governmental organizations and well-meaning individuals to also support inmates’ education, as the government alone cannot do it’, he added.
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