2024 UTME: Jubilation As JAMB Approves Free Registration for People With Disabilities

2024 UTME: Jubilation As JAMB Approves Free Registration for People With Disabilities

  • JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, has emphasised the board's commitment to inclusivity by providing free application documents for all categories of PLWD
  • As a digital adaptation, JAMB introduced audiobooks in popular formats for blind candidates, enhancing accessibility during the examination preparation
  • The support extended beyond blindness, covering various disabilities like Down syndrome, autism, dyslexia disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

In a significant move towards inclusivity, the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has offered free registration and support for persons living with disabilities (PLWD) in the upcoming 2024/2025 2024/2025 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) exercise.

2024 UTME, JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede
JAMB broke barriers with the free registration for persons living with disabilities. Photo credit: @JAMBHQ
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Ishaq Oloyede, the JAMB registrar, made this known on Sunday, January 14, during a meeting with media executives in Lagos state, The Punch reported.

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Why JAMB approved free registration for people with disabilities

He noted that this move was part of the efforts to support individuals facing various disabilities.

The JAMB registrar also rolled out the registration process for interested candidates across the country, adding that the board remained focused on maintaining a fair and efficient examination process for all candidates, Business Day reported.

“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,” he said.

Oloyede, who disclosed that measures had been put in place to ensure a smooth exercise for all candidates, said audiobooks will now be provided for all blind candidates.

“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 added.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that JAMB commenced the 2024/2025 UTME registration, running from Monday, January 15, until Saturday, February 24, 2024.

Ishaq Oloyede made this known during a meeting with media executives in Lagos state on Sunday, January 14.

The exam body set N3,500 as the registration fee for 2024/2025 UTME.

JAMB provides key update on 2023 academic year admissions

Legit.ng earlier reported that JAMB directed all A-level candidates who applied for the 2023 admissions into higher institutions through direct entry (DE) to contact their former institutions for prompt verification of their certificates.

On Friday, January 12, JAMB warned candidates that it would not process any DE admission without certificate verification, adding that the admission process for the academic year (2023) would soon be concluded.

JAMB made this known via a statement shared on its official X handle.

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In another related news, the JAMB registrar urged Nigerian students to seek skills in this new age as certificates would no longer guarantee jobs in the long run.

The JAMB boss advised that Nigerians should continue learning and unlearning to excel.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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