Nothing less than 390 visually impaired candidates are participating in the ongoing 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The UTME for the visually impaired, which is taking place in four centres, started on Tuesday and will come to an end on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
Prof. Peter Okebukola, Chairman, Equal Opportunity Group of the examination board, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday at one of the venues of the examination at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
Okebukola stated that the special candidates were sitting for the examination in Abuja, Enugu, Kano and Lagos centres.
According to reports, the Equal Opportunity Group is made up of senior academics, including experts in special education and other relevant stakeholders.
Giving a breakdown of figures of the visually challenged candidates that were sitting for the examination in the four centres across the country, Prof. Okebukola said 57 wrote the exam at the Abuja centre, 59 at the Enugu centre, 135 at Kano and 139 in Lagos.
Okebukola noted that the special candidates were examined in all the necessary subjects of interest.
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