Twenty-five candidates from the Bethesda Home for the Blind, Mushin, Lagos state, are to participate in the 2019 Unifies Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The proprietress of the home, Mrs. Chioma Ohakwe made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.
She said the school was doing its possible best to ensure that the candidates succeed. She urged the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to provide Apex Braille Machines for the examination in the interest of the visually impaired.
According to her, the students complained that they do not get the words dictated clearly and could not read over their works before submission.
“Each year, we are optimistic about the performance of our candidates in UTME, we believe this year is not going to be different.
“In 2018, all the 25 candidates we presented for the examination made us proud, as the highest scorer among them scored 233 marks, and lowest scored 204.
“We are expecting a better performance this year, judging from the kind of preparation we are making. Our appeal is for JAMB to ensure that the apex Braille machine is provided for these candidates to do their best,” she said.
She also appealed to the Federal Government to assist the home with funds to enable it to meet up with academic needs of the special candidates.
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