Exam bodies, JAMB harmonize exam dates

Basic Education Certificate Examination

Examination bodies and the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) have harmonized their examination dates ahead of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Jamb and the examination bodies, including the West African Examination Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO), and the National Business and Technical Board (NABTEB) met in Abuja to prevent the overlapping of their examination dates.

JAMB spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, in a statement, said it was agreed at the meeting that WAEC as from next year must create a window of two weeks for all other examinations that had nothing to do with Nigeria.

This, according to him, is to allow JAMB to conduct the UTME.

For the purpose of this year’s UTME, the meeting agreed that JAMB should shift its examination to allow WAEC, NECO, and NABTEB conduct their examinations.

Also, a ten-day window will be created by all examination bodies for JAMB to conduct its examination.

NECO, WAEC and NABTEB are also agreed to adjust their examination timetable to avoid overlapping in their subjects with each other.

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