JAMB Approves Free UTME Registration For People With Disabilities
Persons with disabilities will get free registration for the 2024/2025 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
This was disclosed by the JAMB Registrar, adding that the examination will commence on Monday, January 15.
“To support the Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWD), JAMB will issue free application documents to all categories of Persons Living with Disabilities in the advertisement for the 2024 UTME/DE,” the registrar said.
Oloyede also disclosed that audio books will now be provided for all blind candidates.
The registrar said the development was a digital adaptation of the traditional reading book, noting that it will come in popular audio formats such as MP3, WMV, and WMA which will be compatible with all devices that can stream audio records.
He said the suggestion for the provision of audio books was made at the first National Conference on Equal Opportunity of Access to Higher Education in Nigeria.
Apart from the blind candidates, other groups to benefit from the free registration according to the examination body are people with Down syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
“The following categories of candidates will now be listed under the disability group: Down syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),” he said.