The Head of National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr. Patrick Areghan, has explained that there is no clash in its 2022 WASSCE examination dates with that of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Mr. Patrick Areghan made the clarification during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos.
Mr. 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.
It should be recalled that the Federal Ministry of Education had, in a circular dated 5th April, 2022, titled: “Update on 2022 Examinations Timetable for all Examination Bodies” and addressed to all the test bodies in the country, showed a clash in dates.
The purported clash in dates was for both the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), organised by WAEC, and UTME organised by JAMB.
Mr. Areghan, in clarifying the said error said: “Yes, I have seen it too, but that date is not correct.”
With clarification, the Council has put to rest speculations about the possibility of a clash in its examination dates with this year’s UTME organised by the Board.