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JAMB waives 2024 UTME registration fee for persons with disability

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JAMB begins printing of 2024 UTME notification slip

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has announced the waiver of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration fee for persons with disabilities.

This was announced during a media briefing to kick off the registration period for the 2024 UTME by Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

He claims that, as a kind of assistance, JAMB will provide free application paperwork to all types of people who live with disabilities.

He also revealed that audiobooks will soon be made available to all blind applicants as part of efforts to provide them with an even playing field.

According to Oloyede, the idea to provide audiobooks was raised during Nigeria’s inaugural National Conference on Equal Opportunity in Access to Higher Education.

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He went on to say that it was a digital version of the classic reading book that would work with any device that could stream audio files and would be available in common audio formats, including MP3, WMV, and WMA.

“This will help the blind candidates easily understand the subject or text,” he added.
Oloyede added that queries from blind candidates will no longer include diagrams.

The registrar added that all candidate categories will receive a free electronic copy of the reading material for the 2024 UTME.

Beginning on January 15, candidates who choose not to take the mock exam must register for the 2024 UTME at a cost of N6,200; those who choose to take the mock exam must pay N7,700.

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