The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says there is no clash in its examination dates with this year’s Unified  Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) organized by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(jamb).


The Council’s Head of National Office(HNO)  Mr. Patrick  Areghan made the clarification during an interview with  the  News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos.



Areghan was speaking against the backdrop of concerns raised by some stakeholders, including parents, that a clash might endanger the performance of some candidates in both examinations.



Reports have it that the Federal Ministry of Education had in a circular dated April 5, titled: Update on 2022  Examinations Timetable for all Examination Bodies, addressed to all the rest bodies in the country, showed a clash in date.



The clash in date was for both the West  African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), organized by JAMB.



The circular was said to have been signed by Mr.  David  GAende, a Director, overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry.




‘’I want to assure the concerned stakeholders and indeed the general public that there is nothing to worry about as there is no clash in dates for our examination with the UTME, as seen in that circular.




‘’The UTME  starts on Friday, May 6, and ends on May 14.





‘’Our examination for school candidates which is the  West  African  Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) starts on May 16 and not May 6, as seen on the said circular,’’ he stated.





NAN reports that a copy of the authentic  WASSCE  timetable made available to this correspondent confirmed the date for the commencement of the examination.



‘’From our authentic timetable for candidates for 2022 too, it shows that the papers slated for May 9, are what we call  ‘ Moving Exams’.




‘’It is just for the candidates to choose what they want to do for the practicals. Should any candidate fall  in this category, he or she  will  be easily  taken care  of, by way of rescheduling  another date  for them’’



‘’Therefore, aside from this, I  want to clarify that there is no clash with the JAMB organised examination whatsoever.



‘’The UTME ends on May  14, while our WASSCE starts two days after, being May  16 and not May 6’’ the WAEC boss noted.

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