WAEC Student Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Akwa Ibom

WAEC Student Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Akwa Ibom


One of the students currently writing the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination in Akwa Ibom State has tested positive for COVID-19.

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The student who is said to be asymptomatic tested positive out of the 100 students tested so far among those writing the exams.

Governor Udom Emmanuel who revealed this during an interactive session in Uyo on Monday said the student has taken the necessary precaution to avoid spreading the disease.

The Governor revealed that the state government had begun random testing of students for the virus in secondary schools across the state, stressing;

We have tested over 100 students and it is only one young man that tested positive to COVID-19 pandemic. 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 were quiet safe.

Emmanuel said that he had put in place, modalities to ensure that the student did not miss out anything from the class.

Emmanuel noted that he had directed all his Special Assistants to go to schools across the state and monitor the level of compliance to COVID-19 safety measures

He added;

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

Emmanuel stated that he had provided over 100,000 face masks, sanitisers and all the COVID-19 support to the schools writing the examination across the state.

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He 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 results.

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