Nigeria: Proprietress Calls for Recruitment of Teachers for Blind Students
The Proprietress, Bethseda Home for the Blind,
Mrs Chioma Ohakwe, has appealed to well-
meaning Nigerians to assist in recruiting more
teachers that would cater for the needs of blind
Ohakwe said this in an interview with the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.
According to her, the appeal is against the
backdrop of the preparation for blind students
ahead of the 2016 all Computer-Based Test of the
Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
She said that the home was preparing its
students for next year’s UTME organised by the
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Ohakwe said that the registration was on-going
but the home was faced with the challenge of
adequate teachers that would specialise in
“I want to seize this opportunity to appeal with
well-meaning Nigerians and corporate
organisations to come to our aid in the area of
“We equally want to appeal to volunteer teachers
who can avail themselves and complement the
efforts of the existing ones.
“You know we have been enrolling and preparing
the blind students for the up-coming UTME.
“We do not have the resources to recruit and pay
as many of these teachers as we may want, that
is why we are limiting the number of teachers
that we need now to just four.
“We will be happy if kind-hearted Nigerians will
come to our aid because the existing teachers are
saddled with the responsibility of teaching too
“This is not the best, if we intend to post
excellent results,” she said.
Ohakwe pleaded with authorities of the University
of Lagos to increase efforts in processing the
admission of candidates from the home who were
given placements in the institution.
NAN reports that 21 blind candidates from the
home sat for the 2015 UTME and scored 200 and