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PWD: Education Stakeholders Release N24m For Purchase Of Wheelchairs, Talking Dictionary

As parts of efforts to mitigate challenges faced by People With Disability (PWD), the Universal Basic Education Commission( UBEC), Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) have doled out the sum of N24 million for the purchase of wheelchairs and Talking Dictionaries.


This is contained in the Board’s Weekly Bulletin published on October 16, 2023.


According to the Bulletin, out of the amount, N12 million would be used to procure 120 wheelchairs to be distributed to only registered students with each geopolitical zone getting 20 wheelchairs, while the other N12 million would be used for the acquisition of Talking Dictionaries.


It explained that a Talking Dictionary is a speech- enabled encyclopedic dictionary that can be used with or without a reader, which is perfectly suited for the needs of the visually impaired computer users.