The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has agreed on a harmonised timetable with other examination bodies (WAEC, NECO & NEBTEB) in the country ahead of 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
This was arrived at on Tuesday at the end of a brainstorming meeting of the Board with National Examination Council (NECO), West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Business and Technical Examination (NABTEB) held at JAMB’s national headquarters, Abuja.
The harmonised examination timetable has put to rest problems arising from overlapping of examination dates, which would have disenfranchised a sizeable number of candidates.
At the end of the brainstorming session, the bodies resolved that WAEC would speak to all its authorities that from 2018, between March and April, for a window of two (2) weeks be created 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 bodies agreed that for the purpose of the 2017 UTME, JAMB will shift its examinations to allow students face WAEC, NECO and NABTEB.
However, a ten-day window for JAMB’S UTME has been created by all examination bodies for JAMB to conduct it’s 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 essence of the meeting was to continually find solutions to challenges faced by candidates in the cause of their desire for tertiary education.
Again, the board is using this opportunity to inform Nigerians that it has not commenced the sales of its application documents. The forms will be out as soon as all critical planning are concluded to ensure a smooth examination in 2017.