The 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for students in Junior Secondary School (JSS 3) kicked off in Rivers state on Monday.
Monitoring the take-off of the examination, the State Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku, visited Obio/Akpor Custodian Centre. Professor Kaniye Ebeku also visited some schools in Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt City Local Government Areas.
At the Custodian centre, Prof Ebeku inspected the distribution of examination materials to representatives of public and private schools in the LGA.
The Education Commissioner also inspected the level of compliance with the Covid-19 protocols by schools, teachers and students.
Speaking to journalists shortly after monitoring the exercise, Professor Ebeku expressed satisfaction with the process.
“As you can observe the process is seamless and smooth. Schools have been coming to collect their materials. I am happy with what I have observed so far and this is what I have to say; we do not have shortages in terms of materials and what have you. We are expecting that the exams will come and go smoothly without hitches.”
Speaking further, Professor Ebeku noted that the candidates have been fully prepared for the examination. Preparation were over a period of one month since 5th August, 2020 when schools reopened for exit classes.
Concluding he said he expects excellent performance by the students in the examination.