The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board, JAMB, has assured it’s candidate that they would not be denied the opportunity to sit for UTME.
The assurance was given by Dr Fabian Benjamin, Head of Public Relations , JAMB, while speaking to newsmen.
Fears arose concerning the date fixed for JAMB which clashes with the day students of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination will be sitting for Animal Husbandary.
Out of the 1.8 million candidates expected to write this year’s UTME, a huge sum of them will be among the over one million students also registered for the May/June examinations of the WASSCE across the country .
According to Benjamin, WAEC starts with practicals with so many sessions for it.
“People have been talking about clashes between WAEC and JAMB timetable.
“We (JAMB) 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 it affects the practicals .
“The WAEC Practicals are in sections . There is no clash at all and that 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 ( between UTME and WASCCE ) at all .
“We want Nigerians to know that WAEC has actually accommodated the fears of candidates .
“This is as a result of the meeting between the Head of the National Office of WAEC , Mr Isaac Adenipekun and JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede .
“JAMB examination takes just about two hours, but what WAEC is saying is that candidates should go and be preparing for their examinations , ’’ he said.