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

various subjects.

“I want to seize this opportunity to appeal with

well-meaning Nigerians and corporate

organisations to come to our aid in the area of

teacher recruitment.

“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

many subjects.

“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