The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has explained that the examination mode for blind candidates for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will likely be conducted by dictation, as done in the previous year.
The hint was given by Dr Fabian Benjamin, Head, Media and Information, JAMB, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.
Benjamin was speaking against the backdrop of calls by some blind candidates in Lagos, seeking to know if they would be using the Braille Note Apex for the fast approaching all Computer-Based Test (CBT), scheduled for between March 9 and March 17.
According to him, all blind candidates will be writing the 2018 UTME through the dictation mode, as was the case in 2017.
He said: “Yes, the candidates would be taking this year’s examination through the dictation mode.
“This dictation would be carried out by the ‘Equal Opportunity Group’, under the supervision of Prof. Peter Okebukola, a former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission.
“The board is mindful of needs of the Nigerian child and, therefore, will stop at nothing in ensuring that everyone is carried along and given equal opportunity to succeed.’’
Meanwhile, Benjamin has urged all candidates writing the UTME Mock examination slated for Feb. 26, to start printing their examination details, as notices had already been sent to their respective e-mail addresses.