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JAMB Allays Fears Over Exclusion Of Visually Impaired From 2015 UTME Computer-Based Test



THE Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. ‘Dibu Ojerinde, has allayed concerns by visually impaired candidates that they would be excluded from the Computer Based Test (CBT), saying that the matriculation examination is an all-inclusive examination for every Nigerian child irrespective of their disabilities.

  The Registrar also disclosed that the 2015 UTME would begin on March 9, 2015.

  The Registrar gave this assurance when he received a delegation from the Anglo-Nigeria Welfare Association for the Blind in his office at the Board’s Headquarters yesterday in Abuja.

  Ojerinde who was represented by the Director of Test Administration, Dr. Yusuf Lawal, explained that no candidate would be discriminated or denied this right on account of one disability or another in pursuit of tertiary education.

  He said the Board was a responsible and responsive organisation, which had taken care of the interests of all candidates with a view to delivering on its mandate.

  Speaking further, he assured that JAMB was working round the clock to ensure fairness to all candidates irrespective of their disabilities. He pointed out that the Braille note Apex, a refreshable braille display gadget provided was in furtherance of the Board’s commitment to make the examination all- inclusive.



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