JAMB Candidates Left in the Dark as Power Outage Hits Benin City Exam Centre

This incident has sparked outrage among candidates, parents, and guardians, who are calling for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to take immediate action to address the situation.

JAMB Candidates Left in the Dark as Power Outage Hits Benin City Exam Centre

Chaos erupted at the ZINCOM COMPUTER JAMB CBT CENTER in Benin City, Edo State, on Friday, June 21, as hundreds of candidates, including a young girl, were left stranded after a sudden power outage disrupted their exams.

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According to complaints on JAMB official X handle, candidates arrived at the centre as early as 6:30 am, only to wait for hours before the exams finally commenced around 10 am. However, just as the exams were underway, the power supply to the building suddenly went off, leaving students in the dark.

Centre management officials were quick to blame the outage on a faulty supply of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) mixed with water, which they claimed was purchased for the generators. However, many candidates and their families are crying foul, demanding answers and a solution to the crisis.

One concerned sibling, who wished to remain anonymous, reached out to our news desk, pleading for intervention. "Please, fix this issue. My little sister's JAMB exam was rescheduled, and we got to the centre at 6:30 am. The exam started late, and now this power outage has disrupted everything. We're worried and frustrated."

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This incident has sparked outrage among candidates, parents, and guardians, who are calling for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to take immediate action to address the situation.