The 306 blind candidate of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, who sat for the Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination on Saturday lauded the Board for allowing them use Typewriter, Braille code and Stylus to write examination as against computer used in 2016.
Many of the candidates who spoke to journalists on Saturday in Lagos after their examination at the University of Lagos, expressed optimism that they will perform better than in 2016 UTME.
They based their hope in the way the UTME examination was conducted this year.
According to the them, in the previous year’s examination, blind candidates were mandated to listen to objective questions through the computer and chose the appropriate answers, which they described as causative agent to their failures.
They explained that since they were not used to computer language before, they found it difficult to decipher the questions, hence pick one of the alternative answers they were not sure of.
In the just concluded examination, they added, JAMB allowed them used Type-writer, Braille code and Stylus which they confirmed they were used to.
The blind candidates who were basking in euphoria of joy after the examination said they were specially treated, adding that they enjoyed free accommodations and feeding from Wednesday to Saturday.