…As WAEC Debunks May/June 2021 WASSCE postponement, announces reschedule
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has shifted the commencement of registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry to a later date.
A statement issued by the Boards Head of Media and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja, said the delay follows the exam body’s effort to ensure that candidates have access to its registration app for the 2021 UTME/DE and also finalise work on its pin vending process before the take-off of the exercise.
The exam body advised prospective candidates to follow up on advertisements for the 2021 registration exercise to understand the steps involved and the actual date of the registration exercise.
”To be sure all processes are completed before the commencement, the Board didn’t place its advertorial as it was yet to complete the process of a smooth pin vending and candidate access to the registration app for the 2021 UTME/DE.
”This delay is caused by some unforeseen circumstances occasioned by our determined effort to have a NIN integration. This challenge is being resolved and once that is done, all processes shall commence.
Meanwhile, in a related development, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has debunked rumours surrounding the postponement of the May/June 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
WAEC, in a press release issued by the Acting Head, Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu yesterday announced that its National Head, Patrick Areghan, was quoted out of context from a previous Press brief.
Ojijeogu clarified that the head of national office had, in his address, said, “Let me also use this opportunity to dispel rumours being peddled about by some people regarding the conduct of WASSCE for school candidates, 2021.
“The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are still very much felt in the education sector. The academic calendar has been distorted. It will, therefore, not be possible to have the examination in May/June this year.
“A convenient International timetable for the conduct of the examination will soon be released”.
Ojijeogu added that “the arrangement was in line with the current academic calendar and was done in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education.
“The Council wishes to inform schools, candidates and the general public that the exam will hold from August 16 to September 30, 2021. The International timetable for the conduct of the exam will be released in due course.”