The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has exempted blind, deaf candidates and prison inmates from writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test to be conducted by various institutions.
The exemption of these categories of candidates from writing the test takes effect from the 2018 admission exercise.
Daily Sun gathered that the decision to exempt the blind, deaf candidates and prison inmates followed complained of difficulties encounter by them during the post UTME test.
JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq-Oloyede told heads of tertiary institutions that prison inmate, the blind and the deaf candidates complained of the difficulty experienced during post UTME test.
The board also asked tertiary institutions to exempt candidates from outside Nigeria who applied through UMTE/Direct Entry modes, but complained of the difficulties to attend post UTME and were willing to be screened after admission. Read more