JAMB approves free registration for students with disabilities

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede has announced that persons living with disabilities, who wants to take the 2024/2025 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can register for free.

The Registrar made this known when he opened registration to all eligible applicant nationwide.

While announcing that the registration for the 2024 Matriculation exams will open on Monday, he stated that JAMB will provide free application paperwork to all categories of Persons Living With Disability as a form of assistance.

He said: “To support the PLWD, JAMB will issue free application documents to all categories of Persons Living with Disabilities in the advertisement for the 2024 UTME/DE.”

The JAMB registrar also made it known that all blind applicants will receive audiobooks.

According to the Registrar, the audiobooks will be available in widely used audio formats including MP3, WMV, and WMA and work with any device that can stream audio files.

The project, which was described as a digital take on the classic reading book, was recommended during the first National Conference on Equal Opportunity of Access to Higher Education in Nigeria.

In addition to the blind candidates, the testing organization also listed other candidates eligible for the free enrollment.

“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.

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