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Sit At-Home: JAMB Candidates In Enugu Left Stranded

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Some candidates writing 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Enugu were stranded following the sit-at- home order by the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) every Monday in the South East.

The 2022 Computer Based Test (CBT) which began on Friday May 6, ought to have ended on Monday, May 9 but was shifted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) to Tuesday, May 10.

An official of JAMB who spoke reporters on the condition of anonymity on Monday in Enugu said the board shifted the exam to May 10 due to Monday sit-at-home in the South-East.

Some of the affected candidates who also spoke to newsmen stated they were not aware of the cancellation, saying they came to the centre only to be told that it had been shifted.

They said that many of the them that went to do reprint of their slip discovered that the date and time for the exam had been shifted to Tuesday May 10 by 7am.

A candidate whose name was given as Ezekiel Okpara said, ‘There was no vehicle to convey my friend and I to TETFUND Centre at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, (UNEC) where we are supposed to write the examination.

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My dad took us by his car to the centre and we were disappointed when other students standing at the entrance of the hall told us that it has been postponed to Tuesday.

‘We went to cyber cafe close to the centre to do reprint of our slip where we saw that the date and time has been shifted,’ he said.

Another student who identified herself simply as Chigozie said JAMB would have informed them earlier about the change in the examination timetable than allowing them to take the risk of coming to the centre.

It is risky to go out on Mondays in Enugu for fear of the unknown but here we are to write our CBT which did not hold. Personally I feel disappointed and stranded because my house is far from the centre.

“What can we do, we are going back to come back tomorrow,’ she lamented.

Meanwhile, The Eastern Updates gathered that the students writing the ongoing West African Examination Council (WAEC) in the state have decried the stress they went through to write Food and Nutrition subject due to non availability of transportation.

Meanwhile, The Eastern Updates reports that there was partial compliance of the order yesterday as many businesses were open while some commercial vehicles including tricycles and small buses were plying within the metropolis.

The Eastern Updates

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