NCPWD Executive Secretary Dr. James D Lalu Advocates for Equal Access to Education for Blind Candidates at JAMB Center


The National Commission For Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) continues its mission to ensure inclusivity in education under the exemplary leadership of Dr. James D Lalu, NPOM, Executive Secretary. Dr. Lalu’s recent on-the-spot visit to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) center for blind candidates at the National Open University Nigeria (NOUN), Jabi, Abuja, highlights his commitment to advancing the rights of Persons with Disabilities.


Prof. Sunday Ododo, Coordinator of Equal Opportunities at JAMB, expressed gratitude for Dr. Lalu’s support, citing the provision of essential resources and personnel from the NCPWD to facilitate the examination process. This collaborative effort underscores Dr. Lalu’s dedication to ensuring a level playing field for all candidates.


During his engagement with candidates, Dr. Lalu emphasized the importance of advocacy and empowerment, encouraging them to be ambassadors for the disability community. His visionary leadership extends to initiatives aimed at expanding scholarship programs and producing standardized braille textbooks, thereby revolutionizing educational opportunities for blind students across Nigeria.


Candidate Gracefilled Iduka expressed profound appreciation for Dr. Lalu’s unwavering commitment to inclusivity and equality, echoing the sentiments of many beneficiaries of his tireless advocacy.


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