THE 2019/2020 Oyo State Junior Secondary School Three Basic Education Certificate Examination, (BECE) commenced on Monday, in the state.
The exam which was expected to have been earlier conducted was postponed due to coronavirus pandemic.
The stay-at-home directive however, affected few students who were not aware of the new timetable for the commencement of the examinations.
A principal at Emmanuel College Junior School, UI area, who did not disclose her name, said she made several calls to some parents so as to ensure students were around for the examination.
It was observed that the students in schools visited not only washed their hands before entering the examination halls but also put on their masks while arrangement of chairs reflected physical distancing.
A supervisor of the exam at Oba Akinbiyi Grammar school, Ore Meji, Mr Babatunde Alade noted that the exam, which recorded seven absentees among the students commenced as scheduled while adequate provisions were made to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Some students interviewed said the exam was in line with what they had been taught in classes.
The examination is expected to be rounded off this week.