Delta Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Patrick Ukah, has urged JSS 3 students to leverage the Tele-Class educational programme in the state to excel in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Mr Ukah who gave the advice while monitoring the examination on Tuesday, told the students to avoid examination malpractices and any act that could affect their future negatively.
Tele-classes are live interactive training classes conducted over the telephone, using a telephone bridge line that allows groups of people up to hundreds to be on the line at the same time.
The system has been in practice in Delta to enable students to continue studying during at home during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
While expressing optimism that they would perform well in the examination, Ukah said that so much had been done by the Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration to give the state’s education sector a facelift.
The commissioner, who said that all necessary COVID-19 preventive materials had been provided for the schools in line with the stipulated guidelines, enjoined them to always put on their face masks.
Newsmen reports that the schools the commissioner visited included West-End Mixed Secondary School and Government Model Secondary School, Asaba.
Others were St. Mulumba’s Secondary School, Bright Stars International School, All Saints Secondary School, Creative Field College, Good News Secondary School and Joyce International School, all in Okpanam, near Asaba.