JAMB Purchase Special Computers For Visually Impaired For 2015 UTME

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says in prepping for the forthcoming Computer Base Test, it has acquired gadgets to facilitate the participation of the visually impaired candidates in its Computer Based Test that would commence on March 4th, 2015.

The Head, Media and Publicity of JAMB, Mr Fabian Benjamin, made the assertion to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos.

According to the statement the development is to ensure that no category of persons is left out during the forthcoming 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on the all CBT mode.

“The computers which are called Braillenote Apex is procured to ensure that the visually impaired candidates are all accommodated in the 2015 CBT.

“It will enable the visually impaired to read and answer questions via voice or Braille, hence making the examination all inclusive for all categories of candidates,” it said.

The statement said the Registrar of the board, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, took delivery of the equipment.

It quoted him as saying that Braillenote Apex reiterated the determination of the board to give all categories of candidate equal chance, regardless of their challenges.

The Braillenote Apex was acquired from an international software giant, Humanware, which is based in Europe.

It said that Ojerinde pointed out that the use of the Braillenote Apex was an attestation to the fact that the CBT was achievable by all categories of candidates irrespective of any disability.

The statement noted that arrangements had been put in place for the implementation of the CBT.

More than 20 visually impaired candidates and prospective candidates for the UTME were engaged and trained during the pilot trials. “The demonstration is on-going as the registrar has directed the Psychometric Unit of the board to proceed to Lagos, Enugu and Gindiri zones to demonstrate the machine on the visually impaired candidates for the 2015 UTME,” it said.

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  1. Owen Richardson says:

    Exceptionally interesting critique

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