FIJI Corrections Service new recruits marched into camp at the Suva Corrections Centre yesterday.
More than 116 recruits were briefed by senior correction officers after they were handed their uniforms and boots at the centre.
Fiji Corrections Service spokeswoman Ana Tudrau Tamani said most of the new recruits were looking forward to being part of the service. She said the new recruits would go through intensive training for one and a half months.
"The recruits will go through basic recruit course training before they are qualified to serve under the service," Mrs Tamani said. "It is important for all recruits to be fit in order to carry out the training course and we need them to be committed.
"They need to overcome challenges they may face during their training because they will be assessed according to their performance."
She said most of the recruits were excited to be part of the service and to help reduce the number of escapees in the country.
Early this month, Fiji Corrections Service Commissioner Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu said the service needed new recruits for security reasons.