Inmates/Wards to sit CXC Exams

The rehabilitation through education efforts of the Department of Correctional Services, DCS, continue to grow as more inmates take advantage of the programme.

One hundred and nine (109) inmates/wards will be sitting the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate this Academic year. This is an increase of 29 inmates from the 80 that sat the examination last year.

This year for the first time 11 inmates from the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre will sit the exams.

They are joined by eighteen (18) inmates/wards from the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, twenty seven (27) from the St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre, thirty (30) from the Fort Augusta, seven (7) from the South Camp Road Juvenile Centre, six (6) from the Hilltop Juvenile Correctional Centre and ten (10) from the Rio Cobre Juvenile Centre.

The inmates/wards will sit exams in Mathematics, English, Human and Social Biology, Caribbean History, Social Studies, Principles of Business, Principles of Accounts, Office Administration, and electronic Data Preparation and Management.

An inmate at the Fort Augusta Centre will become the first inmate to sit the exam in Food and Nutrition when she takes the exam this year.

For the first time since the start of the program the Ministry of Education is subsidizing the cost of all subjects for inmates and wards.