The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board stated the examination mode for blind candidates for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination was prone to be performed by dictation, as was completed in 2017.
Head, Media and Data, JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, gave the trace in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos.
Benjamin was talking in opposition to the backdrop of calls by some blind candidates in Lagos, searching for to know if they’d be utilizing the Braille Be aware Apex for the forthcoming Pc-Primarily based Check, scheduled for between March 9 and 17.
In keeping with him, all blind candidates shall be writing the 2018 UTME via the dictation mode, as was the case in 2017.
“Sure, the candidates can be taking this 12 months’s examination via the dictation mode.
“This dictation can be carried out by the ‘Equal Alternative Group,’ beneath the supervision of Prof. Peter Okebukola, a former Govt Secretary, Nationwide Universities Fee.
“The Board is aware of the wants of the Nigerian baby and, subsequently, will cease at nothing in making certain that everybody is carried alongside and given equal alternative to succeed.’’
In the meantime, Benjamin has urged all candidates writing the UTME Mock examination slated for February 26 to begin printing their examination particulars, as notices have already been despatched to their respective e-mail addresses.
In keeping with him, the board has concluded all preparations for a hitch-free conduct of the examination nationwide.
He stated candidates had been being suggested to stick strictly to the directives issued to them in reference to the conduct of the examination.
Benjamin urged candidates to make sure they arrive at their respective examination centres early.
He additional stated that lateness, use of cell phones, wristwatches, bluetooth gadgets, sensible lenses, microphones, earpieces, sensible rings, ink pen readers and different digital gadgets, wouldn’t be allowed.
NAN reviews that 245,753 of the 1,652,795 candidates who registered for the examination, had been anticipated to write down the mock take a look at.