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WASSCE candidate test positive for  COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom

WASSCE candidate test positive for  COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom

 

A candidate sitting for the West Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has contracted  coronavirus  in Akwa Ibom state

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

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

His words:

“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.”

Udom 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.

“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,” he added.

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