A storm affected the energy supply in schools in Manaus this Sunday (5), the first day of exams for the National High School Exam (Enem) 2023. The information comes from Amazonas Energia, the concessionaire responsible for supplying energy in the capital.
The problem also affected Iranduba and Manacapuru, a city that went without electricity at night.
In a statement released on social media, Amazonas Energia reported that the storm, accompanied by strong gusts of wind and atmospheric discharges, damaged the electricity grid.
“Causing the shutdown of feeder circuits in all areas of the city of Manaus, contributing to an increase in emergency incidents, affecting some schools where the Enem is being carried out”, stated the concessionaire.
The company did not name the affected areas and schools.
According to Amazonas Energia, work teams were reinforced for emergency assistance.
The State Department of Education and School Sports of Amazonas (Seduc-AM) said, in a statement, that the interruption in energy supply did not affect the first day of Enem tests in the capital. “In the municipalities of Iranduba and Manacapuru, candidates chose to continue taking the test even without power,” he stated.
According to the secretariat, anyone who felt aggrieved may file an appeal with the exam coordinator.
Students from Manaus participated in the first day of tests for the National High School Exam (Enem) 2023, this Sunday (5).
Amazonas has more than 92 thousand registered in this edition, according to data released by the National Institute of Educational Studies and Research Anísio Teixeira (Inep).