Candidates forced to abandon exam over WASSCE, UTME timetable clash

Candidates forced to abandon exam over WASSCE, UTME timetable clash

- A clash in the timetables of WASSCE and UTME on Thursday, April 11, led to some inconveniences

- It resulted to some students being unable to write the Animal Husbandry and Store Management papers

- Candidates who were to write the Store Management subject also complained that the said paper which was meant to be by 9 am was delayed to around 11am

Following a clash in the timetables of the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Thursday, April 11, some affected candidates were forced to abandon the former.

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Before the examination, both boards had promised to rectify the clash which affects about 23 Entrepreneurship/Trade WASSCE subjects scheduled to be sat for throughout the time-frame of the UTME.

Due to their failure to resolve the issue, some SS3 candidates who were scheduled to write Animal Husbandry and Store Management papers on Thursday missed out.

A parent said his daughter was unable to write the Animal Husbandry paper scheduled for the same time with UTME at the Lagooz CBT Centre, O’Riley Agege, Lagos.

The aggrieved parent said: “My daughter could not write Animal Husbandry today. She was to write UTME at Lagooz School by 9am But the exam did not start until 11am. By the time she got back to her school, she did not meet the invigilators for (Animal Husbandry). She was not the only one affected.

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“There were about 20 of them. But their teachers told them they could get a chance to do an alternative version of the paper on the 15th.”

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that JAMB on Tuesday, April 9, assured candidates sitting for 2019 UTME that they would not be denied the opportunity of sitting for the examination.

Fabian Benjamin, head of Public Relations, JAMB, gave the assurance in Lagos following fears concerning a clash in the timetable of WASSCE and UTME.

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