Akwa Ibom: WASSCE candidate said to have contracted COVID-19

It has been reported that a candidate of the West Africa Examination Council examination has reportedly contracted Coronavirus in Akwa Ibom state as Governor Emmanuel Udom said to have confirmed. 

The Governor during his speech on Monday 24th in a media chat in Uyo, did not reveal the name of the school, he said the affected student is asymptomatic. 

The governor also assured that the student won’t 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.”

He also announced that over 100,000 face masks, sanitizers, and all the COVID-19 support has been provided to schools writing the examination across the state.

The governor 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.”