The 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has been extended in Enugu following the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) every Monday in the South East.
The 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.
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An official of JAMB who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) 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 spoke to NAN 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 a reprint of their slip discovered that the date and time for the exam had been shifted to Tuesday, May 10 by 7am.
Ezekiel Okpara said, “There was no vehicle to convey my friend and me to TETFUND Centre at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, (UNEC) where we are supposed to write the examination.
“My dad took us in 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 a cyber cafe close to the centre to do a reprint of our slip where we saw that the date and time have been shifted,” he said.
Another student who identified herself simply as Chigozie said JAMB should 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.