THIS year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board(JAMB) has ended on Wednesday(today) nationwide. 8 million candidates including a total of 390 blind persons sat the exam at the various computer-based centres (CBT) across the country. The one-week long exam had all the blind candidates as the last batch of the exercise distributed across four designated centres nationwide with Lagos having the largest candidates (139) and followed by Kano(135), and then Enugu(59) and Abuja(57). But unlike regular candidates who sit their papers once, blind candidates write theirs per subject. However, it is JAMB that is responsible (except exam fee) for their transportation and that of their guide persons to and from home to the exam centres, hotel accommodation and feeding.
Source: Nigerian Tribune April 17, 2019 15:22 UTC