Blind Candidates to Sit for UTME 2017
Prospective blind candidates will not be left out of the 2017 UTME examination. According to the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyedeby, these group of people will sit for their examination by way of interactive mode.
Oloyede said this while addressing some blind candidates from the Bethesda Home for the Blind on the sideline of the board’s stakeholders’ meeting with CBT centre owners on Monday in Lagos.
The registrar said that because of the insufficient number of the Braille Note Apex machine normally used by blind, the board has resolved to conduct the examination for them through interaction.
These ones will be grouped nationwide into three zones, Lagos, Kano and Abuja and during the examination, experts will interact with them various subject. Because of the new development, Mathematics will not be taken by the blind candidates only.
The experts will have discussions with the blind candidates, assess them on the various subjects (except Mathematics) and score them over 400. Their scores will be given to the board at the conclusion of the examination.