JAMB 2017: 321 Visually Impaired Candidates To Write 2017 UTME Using Braille Apex Machine

THE MANAGEMENT OF JAMB HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE 321 VISUALLY IMPAIRED (BLIND) REGISTERED CANDIDATES ARE GOING TO WRITE THE 2017 UTME EXAMINATION WITH THE USE OF BRAILLE APEX MACHINE.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that 321 visually impaired candidates registered to participate in the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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According to JAMB PRO, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who made this known on Tuesday, the figure was higher than the 201 candidates registered for the examination in 2016.

                  Braille Apex Machine

He said that adequate arrangement has been made for the visually impaired candidates to participate fully in the forthcoming UTME.

 

According to him, the board used to  conduct the Computer Based Test (CBT) using Braille Apex Machine, but most of them complained about its usage.

“They said they do not know how to use these machines: we are going to bring all visually impaired persons to come and write the exam in a particular location.

“It could be Digital Bridge in Lagos or Digital Bridge in Abuja”, he said.

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The JAMB official explained that the Board often encourage universities to offer admission to visually impaired candidates who met the basic requirement, saying that 2017 will not  be  an exception.

Benjamin said  plans were underway to employ the services of experts in the field of education, to be able to achieve the desired goal.

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