‘Blind candidates won’t be excluded from CBT’

‘Blind candidates won’t be excluded from CBT’

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has stated that visually impaired candidates will not be excluded from the Computer Based Test in the forthcoming Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

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JAMB Registrar and Chief Executive, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. ‘Dibu Ojerinde, represented by the Director of Test Administration, Dr. Yusuf Lawal, said this in a statement on Thursday while receiving a delegation from the Anglo-Nigeria Welfare Association for the Blind.

He also noted that the 2015 UTME would begin on Monday, March 9, adding that the board would not deny any candidate their rights due to disability.

Lawal also told the visiting Director (Anglo-Nigeria Welfare Association for the Blind), Mr. Danlami Basharu, that JAMB was a responsive organisation which had taken care of the interests of all candidates with a view to delivering on her mandate.

He said, “JAMB is proactive and would ensure that our visually impaired candidates are kept abreast of contemporary issues and challenges. We are not saying that there will be no issues, but as a responsive agency, we are committed to ensuring that no candidate is disadvantaged”, he stated.

Basharu commended JAMB for making extra efforts to ensure that every Nigerian child was given equal opportunity to access tertiary education.

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