Some good news has come out of Her Majesty’s Prison at Northward.
Several inmates received passes on their City and Guilds exams, with some accomplishing first class passes.
For the Level 1 Award in bookkeeping and accounting there were two first class passes and one pass. Four prisoners received first class passes in essential certificate in spreadsheet pro, while two others received passes and one failed.
There were six first class passes for the intermediate certificate in spreadsheet, with one inmate listed as absent.
Inmates in the Cayman Islands continue to take advantage of education opportunities under the penal system’s rehabilitation programme – and according to results received, exam successes are increasing.
“I am delighted by our inmates’ continued academic success,” said Dwight Scott, prison service director.
He said several factors had contributed to the encouraging results. These included an increasing acceptance of the educational programme on the part of the prisoners, a renewed focus by his own educators and officers, and a strong backing from the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs.
Between May 2009 and October 2010, 67 inmates passed exams in subjects such as spreadsheet processing techniques, English for office skills, numeracy and word processing.
Cayman’s institutions gained accreditation two years ago, following a rigorous process which saw City and Guild officials examining the prison’s education programme and inspecting facilities.
City and Guilds is the leading provider for vocational qualifications in the UK. It serves a wide range of industries, from entry level to the highest points of professional achievement. Today, the globally-recognised City and Guild examination centres offer more than 500 qualification choices.