The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has created 11 centres for Persons With Disability (PWDs) for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
The Chairman, JAMB Equal Opportunity Group (JEOG) for the Abuja Centre, Prof. Sunday Ododo said this while addressing a news conference in Abuja today.
Ododo commended the board’s Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede for the initiative to create the JEOG to give level playing ground for candidates sitting for UTME.
According to him, JAMB was aware of candidates with special needs who may not favorable compete with candidates without special needs.
Ododo added that JEOG was initially created for virtually impaired candidates alone but it now catered for persons with albinism, Down syndrome and those with attention deficit hyper active disorder.