Over one hundred visually impaired candidates from northwest zone of the country on Monday sat for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination, under the supervision of Bayero University Kano.
Speaking at the opening of the 2018 UTME examination for the visually impaired candidates holding in Kano, Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello said the Centre was designed to convene all visually impaired candidates from north western states.
Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello who is the Kano centre coordinator of the examination said the board provided N4 million to cater for the need of the candidates, ranging from transport, Hotel accommodation and feeding so as to facilitate their examination.
He noted that special consideration for the conduct of the examination for the visually impaired was necessitated by the need to give them fair participation, following recommendations of the JAMB Equal Opportunity Group.
Also, Kano State Coordinator of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Hajiya Karimatu Aminu Abubakar said the board planned adequately for the exam by choosing 10 Professors for preparation and conduct of the examination.
She said the examination would last for two days, while commending Bayero University and the examination committee for their dedication towards successful conduct of the exercise.
Solacebase learnt that, four centres were created for the examination across the country that include, Abuja, Enugu, Lagos and Kano