JAMB Candidates Stranded In Enugu
Following the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) each Monday within the South East, candidates writing the 022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Enugu have been left stranded.
The 2022 Laptop Primarily based Take a look at (CBT) which started on Friday Might 6, must have ended on Monday, Might 9 however was shifted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) to Tuesday, Might 10.
An official of JAMB who spoke to the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on anonymity on Monday in Enugu stated the board shifted the examination to Might 10 as a result of Monday sit-at-home within the South-East.
Among the candidates who additionally spoke to NAN stated they weren’t conscious of the cancellation, saying they got here to the centre solely to be advised that it had been shifted.
They stated that lots of the them that went to do reprint of their slip found that the date and time for the examination had been shifted to Tuesday Might 10 by 7am.
Ezekiel Okpara stated, “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.
“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 stated.
One other scholar who recognized herself merely as Chigozie stated JAMB would have knowledgeable them earlier concerning the change within the examination timetable than permitting them to take the chance 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.
In the meantime, the scholars writing the continued West African Examination Council (WAEC) within the state have decried the stress they went via to jot down Meals and Diet topic as a result of non availability of transportation.
A few of them who spoke to NAN stated they trekked lengthy distance to fulfill up with the examination.
Nneka Ani stated, “The exam was to hold by 9am, so I woke up early. I trekked a long distance but thank God I was able to get to the hall on time tired.
“The road was so empty with few vehicular movement. It was a challenge initially but I summoned courage and at the end, I succeeded,” she confused.
She nonetheless, appealed to these implementing sit-at-home to rescind their resolution because it was affecting everybody and the financial system of the state.
One other candidate, Ifeoma Darlington expressed happiness as she and her pals have been fortunate to see a business bus that took them to the examination centre.
NAN stories that a lot of them have been seen after the examination trekking house as there have been few automobiles on the highway.
There was partial compliance of the order as many companies have been open whereas some business automobiles together with tricycles and small buses have been plying inside the metropolis.
The standard police and navy checkpoints additionally disappeared apparently in compliance with the order. (NAN)