After sponsoring inmates of Lagos prison to take the 2022/2023 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board examination, Creditswitch has rewarded the top five inmates and other outstanding inmates with educational grants.
A statement said the presentation was held at the Nigerian Correctional Service office in Alagbon, Ikoyi Lagos.
In attendance were Chief Information Officer, Creditswitch, Michael Elue; Head of Marketing and Communications, Creditswitch, Enitan Kuton; Brand Manager, Creditswitch, Olukayode Salabiu, and officers of the command.
Results of the inmates released by JAMB showed that the highest score was 313, followed by 258 and 252 points, while 13 other inmates scored between 250 and 150 points.
Creditswitch decided to give educational grants of N50,000 each to the top five inmates, while other outstanding inmates received N10,000 stipends, backpacks and writing materials to improve their literacy skills and prepare them for tertiary institutions.
Also, the Nigerian Correctional Service received books they can use to create libraries for inmates in their facilities to prepare more inmates for the next intake.
“This is just one of the many ways Creditswitch collaborates with organisations across the country to effect long-term change in communities. We are deeply committed to promoting education and literacy and are excited to see how these individuals will contribute to society,” Kuton said at the presentation ceremony.
She noted that love for humanity is a core pillar of focus for the company’s corporate social responsibility strategy.
She added that the initiatives were purpose-driven to develop and drive social change through strategic investments that promote quality education for all without bias and increase socioeconomic activity and community development.
“This is our contribution to building inmates’ capacity and their chances of reintegration into society while positioning them to take advantage of future opportunities,” Creditswitch brand manager Olukayode, stated.
On behalf of the command, the Public Relations Officer, Rotimi Oladokun, thanked Creditswitch for their assistance in ensuring that inmates could improve their educational status by enrolling in the various academic programs available in custody.