The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said it would work out the clash between its timetable for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School candidates and that of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) which begins tomorrow.
WAEC Nigeria’s Head, Public Affairs, Mr Demianus G. Ojijeogu, told The Nation at the examining body’s headquarters in Yaba, Lagos, that the Council was in touch with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), and would work out the clash internally and administratively.
He assured that candidates would not have to sacrifice one examination for the other. Also, said that no candidate would miss their exams.
He said that they are working on it and that JAMB Registrar is in touch with the WAEC Head of National Office and we will sort it out internally.
JAMB Public Relations Officer, Dr Fabian Benjamin, also said the board had received assurance from WAEC that there would be no clash.
He said that he has called the JAMB office and was told they were aware and would do something about it but up till now nothing has been done. He also added that it was JAMB that rescheduled its examination because of the elections that is the reason for this clash. WAEC timetable for the examination had been fixed.