There is indeed no excuse for failure and this is what inmates at the Ikoyi Prison are proving.

The Principal of the Ikoyi Prison School, Ibikunle Idris, says that 59 inmates sat for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

He revealed that the highest score among the inmates presented for the 2017 UTME is 236.

Idris  said the performance of the inmates, in spite of their being in incarceration, was impressive and that 36 inmates scored 180 and above.

“I am impressed with this year’s performance, compared to last year’s performance in the same examination in terms of average.

“The 59 candidates that wrote this year’s examination is an improvement over 36 persons that registered in 2016,” the principal said.

He said the prison authorities also improved their facilities, which enhanced qualitative teaching.

The principal also thanked JAMB for assisting the school with 60 computers and accessories to conduct the UTME.

So, what's next for the successful but still imprisoned candidates?