JAMB procures special computers for visually impaired


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JAMB procures special computers for visually impaired
Posted on: February 10, 2015, 12:32:33 PM
he Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has
procured gadgets to facilitate the participation of the
visually impaired candidates in its Computer Based Test in
The Head, Media and Publicity of JAMB, Mr Fabian
Benjamin, made the disclosure in a statement made
available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in
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.