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20 prisoners qualify for university education

A file photo of prisoners who passed their A-Level exams A file photo of prisoners who passed their A-Level exams

 

Prison inmates at the Luzira Maximum Security Prison, who sat for the 2018 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Examinations (UACE), have qualified for tertiary education.Results released on 28th February 2019 saw 21 of the 30 candidates from the Luzira-based Upper Prison Inmates Secondary School excel with at least two principal passes that are required for one to join tertiary education.

Twelve candidates passed with one principal while two qualified with subsidiary passes and no failure registered. Twenty-nine of the 30 were male and only one female, Evelyn Atimango, who qualified with subsidiaries. The best student is Wasige Kulaira, a convicted prisoner who scored 17 points.

According to the results, four prisoners; Leuben Asiimwe, Geoffery Mawa, Amon Musimenta and Ogema Morish, each scored 12 points. Officials at the Uganda Prisons Service attribute the better performance to discipline, which is a condition for joining education at prisons.

Mr Gilbert Nuwamanya, the head of Luzira Prisons Inmates Education Services, said the education programme has enabled many to become productive after prison life.

 

Published: March 4, 2019