The Joint admissions and matriculation board, JAMB, has explained the circumstances surrounding claims by a prospective candidate, Esther Abiona’s inability to register for the 2023 unified tertiary matriculation examination, UTME
Abiona, a physically challenged person, claimed that she was denied the right to register for the 2023 UTME due to her disability status.
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However, JAMB said Abiona’s claim was false, stressing that she applied for MBBS at Obafemi Awolowo university but did not meet the requirement for admission into any course.
JAMB’S spokesman, Benjamin Fabian, in a statement said Esther Abiona’s allegation, which was published in the Punch, that she was denied the right to register for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, on account of her disability is false.
He also said the board is an equal opportunity Organisation and as such, has put in place adequate operational processes to cater for all candidates including those with special needs right from registration to admission.