JAMB Reveals Mode of Examination as 367 Blind Candidates are to Write Exams This Week
The JAMB’s head, media, joint admissions and matriculation board, Fabian Benjamin has disclosed that about 367 blind candidates are expected to sit for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in centres across the country.
According to a report, Benjamin said the special candidates have been divided into two batches with the first set sitting for the UTME on Monday, March 19, while the second batch is scheduled to have their turn on Tuesday, March 20.
He said that the examination mode for blind candidates for the 2018 UTME would be conducted by dictation, as it was done in the 2017 edition.
He added that the examination for the blind candidates would be conducted using the Braille Note Apex for the Computer-Based Test.
According to him, ”The candidates will be taking this year’s examination through the dictation mode.
”This dictation will be carried out by the equal opportunity group, under the supervision of Peter Okebukola, a former executive secretary of the National Universities Commission.
”This group accommodates them, because every blind candidate comes with a guide. So, they take care of the candidates and their respective guides to ensure they are comfortable during their examination period.
”The board is mindful of the needs of the Nigerian child and, therefore, will stop at nothing in ensuring that everyone is carried along and given equal opportunity to succeed.”
He added that JAMB has concluded all arrangements for a hitch-free conduct of the examination nationwide.
The JAMB spokesman urged the candidates to ensure they arrive early at their respective examination centres, warning that lateness, use of mobile phones, wrist watches, blue-tooth devices, smart lenses, microphones, ear pieces, smart rings, ink pen readers and other electronic devices, would not be tolerated.
The head of media of the board, Fabian Benjamin said the board was working diligently to ensure that the results are processed and posted on the board’s website soonest.