The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday disclosed that it has agreed on a harmonised time-table with other examination bodies (WAEC, NECO, NABTEB) ahead of 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to ensure a hitch free examination.
According to the JAMB’s Spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement in Abuja, the harmonised examination timetable had put to rest problems arising from overlapping of examination dates which would have disqualified a good number of candidates from participating in the examination.
It was resolved at the meeting that WAEC from 2018, between March and April, will create a window of two weeks where all other examinations that have nothing to do with Nigeria will be held so as to allow a window for JAMB to conduct its examination.
The statement also revealed that the examination bodies agreed that for the purpose of the 2017 UTME, JAMB would shift its examinations to allow students face WAEC, NECO and NABTEB.
“However, a 10-day window for JAMB’S UTME has been created by all examination bodies for JAMB to conduct its examination.
In view of this, JAMB will soon announce the commencement of sale of the 2017/2018 admission forms for UTME and Direct Entry (DE).” the statement added