SHOCKING: WAEC Student Tests Positive Of COVID-19
A candidate of the West Africa Examination Council examination, WAEC, has allegedly tested positive of COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom state.
The executive governor of Akwa Ibom state, Governor Emmanuel Udom revealed this in a media chat on Monday at Uyo.
The Governor said the affected student was identified during a COVID-19 testing exercise of over 100 WAEC candidates in the state.
Although he did not disclose the name of the candidate nor the name of the affected school, he clearly stated that the student has shown no sign of the virus until the outcome of his test result.
He also assured that the affected candidate will not miss out in anything as pertaining to the WAEC examination.
In 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.”
“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.”
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.