The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), says blind candidates collide among themselves to cheat during examinations.
The Head of Test Administration of WAEC in Nigeria, Mrs Frances Iweha-Onukwu, revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday.
Iweha-Onukwu said the reason could be that the candidates were usually not well equipped individually for the examinations.
“We have discovered that there is usually high incidence of collusion among blind candidates during examinations.
“That is why their performance has not really been anything wonderful.
“Our society is such that there have not been adequate and conscious efforts to take care of the challenged.
“There have not been enough trained personnel to guide blind candidates before being exposed to major external examination’’, she said.
She decried the situation where just one teacher who studied Special Education in higher institution is employed to cater for the needs of physically challenged persons of various dimensions.