From Mustapha Adamu Kano
The Kano state government has sponsored fifty visually-impaired persons to sit for 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
This was revealed by the state’s Zonal Coordinator of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Hajiya Karimatu Aminu Abubakar over the weekend during the registration of the visually -impaired candidates in the state.
She said that the people living with disabilities need special assistance, hence the board resolved to set up dedicated centres in Abuja, Lagos and Kano states to cater for their needs.
On his part, the Vice Principal, Tudun Maliki Special Education School, Yakubu Zarewa, expressed appreciation for the gesture.
He commended the Kano state government for sponsoring students with special needs, most especially with visual impairment, to take part in the 2018 UTME.
Some of the candidates who spoke to journalists expressed optimism that, they would perform better during the examination.
Recall that this is the second time the state government is sponsoring people with special needs to write UTME, as the examination body marks its 40th anniversary.