The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered universities and different tertiary establishments within the nation to exempt blind and deaf individuals from the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
They have been additionally instructed to exclude prisoners in addition to international centre candidates from the examination.
The ministry’s Everlasting Secretary, Sonny Echono, who gave the order, mentioned such people have been beneath the Particular Wants class and ought to be thought of for admission, supplied they met the minimal necessities.
Echono spoke on the 2019 Coverage assembly on admission organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Gbongan, Osun State.
He additionally mentioned no tertiary establishment ought to acquire above the ministry’s authorized price of N2,000 for any post-UTME screening.
Echono mentioned, “Admission to all programmes main the award of a primary diploma, nationwide diploma and Nigeria Certificates in Training have to be processed by means of the Central Admissions Processing System of JAMB. Additionally, all tertiary establishments should make sure that they replace their matriculation lists on the Central Admissions Processing System as acceptable in content material and on time.
“The board and the tertiary establishments ought to make sure that candidates beneath the Particular Wants class are thought of for admission supplied they meet the minimal necessities. They’re; blind and deaf candidates, jail candidates, international centre candidates. These candidates ought to be exempted from every other check aside from the routine scrutiny of their credentials.
“So as to halt the substitution of candidates with impersonators, JAMB has been directed to make obtainable to all tertiary establishments
He mentioned, “The system shall be monitored by the ministry and the regulatory our bodies – the Nationwide Universities Fee, Nationwide Board for Technical Training and Nationwide Fee for Schools of Training. All reported instances have to be administratively disposed of inside three months.”
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, who additionally spoke on the occasion, known as for a crisis-free admission course of to make sure that solely certified candidates have been admitted.