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JAMB Candidates Stranded Over Sit at-Home Order in Enugu

Candidates writing 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Enugu were stranded following the sit-at- home order by the proscribed 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 to the News correspondents on 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 candidates who also spoke said 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 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.

Meanwhile, 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.

Many of the candidates were seen after the examination trekking home as there were few vehicles on the road.

There was partial compliance of the order as many businesses were open while some commercial vehicles including tricycles and small buses were plying within the metropolis.

The usual police and military checkpoints also disappeared apparently in compliance with the order.