BENIN CITY – It was a rowdy situation at the National Open University (NOU), Ekenwan Road, Benin City, one of the JAMB designated Computer Base Test (CBT) centres in Benin City, when panicked and angered parents besieged the centre in search of their children who had left home in the early hours of the day to sit for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) CBT.
The parents who expressed shocked to find their children at the examination centre at about 9.30pm still struggling to write the test were in pain and wondered what have become of the system.
They expressed dismay over what they regarded as nonchalant attitude of JAMB for in adequate preparations rather than expose innocent and vulnerable children to danger by keeping them out till late in the night in the name of conducting the CBT.
They called for the scrapping of the system and request that the body revert to the normal pencil and paper style until the private and public higher institutions in Nigeria are computerised.
Some of the students who were already looking frustrated after spending the whole day seeking to write the test, said they were suppose to be in three batchers and to sit for the examination between the hours of 8am and 4pm.
Problem they said, started when the power generating set started developing fault and eventually went off.
They added that despite replacing the power generating set with three different ones, the electricity supply did not come up on time, a situation they added led to delay in the commencement of the test.