Dates fixed for the Cambridge International Examinations (A level exams) are overlapping with dates of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and candidates writing both exams are on the losing side, the Nigerian Advanced Level Association has cried out.
The group has appealed to the Joint Admissions and Matricultions Board (JAMB), organisers of the UTME, to reschedule examination dates for affected candidates.
An appeal letter signed by NALSA president, Dr. Muyiwa Bamgbose and received by JAMB on April 11 requested that the affected students be “given an opportunity to choose a day when they do not have an A’level examination for their UTME”.
The Cambridge Examinations are taken all over the world on the same date for each paper and subject and is “beyond the control of local supervisors, The British Council”.
Dr. Bamgbose explained in the letter that A’level students are always advised to also take the UTME as a back up.
Dr. Bamgbose told NewspeakOnline that as advised by JAMB’s Director Test Administration, NALSA compiled the list of affected candidates within 24 hours of being informed, and sent it to the board.
Below is a copy of the appeal letter to JAMB.