Another student writing the ongoing West Africa Examination Council examination has reportedly contracted Coronavirus.

Student contracts COVID-19

The governor Akwa Ibom state governor, Emmanuel Udom, confirmed that a candidate writing the final exams in the state, has tested positive to the virus.

Speaking on Monday August 24 during a media chat in Uyo, the Governor who did not reveal the name of the school said the affected student is asymptomatic.

Student contracts COVID-19

Udom further disclosed that they will be ensuring the student does not miss out on anything from the class.

He said,

“We have tested over 100 students and it is only one young man that tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

“We did what we ought to do medically; I want to believe that by now, the young man should be okay.

“All of them are in excellent health condition because we have put everything in place to ensure that the students are quite safe.

“I have directed all my Special Assistants to go to all the schools and monitor the level of compliance with the COVID-19 safety protocols and give us first-hand reports in case of any emergency.

“Students observed all COVID-19 protocols before starting their examination. We want to make sure our students are safe even while writing the examination.”

The Akwa Ibom state Governor also announced that they have provided over 100,000 face masks, sanitisers, and all the COVID-19 support to the schools writing the examination across the state.

Udom added; “Based on the report I have, I think the students are doing well; it is left for them to reciprocate by giving us excellent WAEC result.”

Recently, seven students of the Government Science Secondary School, Gombe State, tested positive to COVID-19, after the government carried out tests on the SS3 students following their resumption.

The Commissioner for Education, Habu Dahiru, noted that the government had conducted 1,100 tests on the final-year students following their resumption.

He disclosed that the students who have tested positive to the virus will not miss their exams, but they would be moved to an isolation center, where they can continue their papers.


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