The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday assured candidates sitting for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that they would not be denied the opportunity of writing the examination.
Dr. Fabian Benjamin, Head of Public Relations of the examination board, gave the assurance in an interview with newsmen in Lagos following fears concerning a clash in the time table of West African Senior School Certificate Examination and UTME.
Report revealed that WAEC students who are expected to write Animal Husbandry on April 11 by 9:00 a.m. are also expected to sit for the UTME on the same day.
At least 1.8 million candidates are expected to write this year’s UTME, while over one million students also registered for the May/June examinations of the WASSCE across the entire country.
“People have been talking about clashes between WAEC and JAMB timetable. We have met with the WAEC management and WAEC has just given us an assurance that there is no clash; that people don’t just understand the modus operandi of the timetable especially as if affects the practicals.
“The WAEC Practicals are in sections. There is no clash at all and the allegation of a clash in timetable is unfounded and baseless. WAEC has given us an assurance that it has accommodated all the fears of candidates. That the practical subjects are scheduled in sections in such a way that there would not be any clash at all.
“We want the general public to know that WAEC has actually accommodated the fears of candidates,” Benjamin stated.