A teenager who recently tested positive to covid-19 in one of the Northern States has been placed on isolation as the government directives demands.

According to report gathered by MYTECH, it was revealed that the young girl of 16 years happened to be in the exit class of SS3 and will therefore sit for 2020 WASSCE.

The state of isolation from report is said to be Kwara State and she has been at the infectious disease center in Ilorin writing her examination.

Rafiu Ajakaye – spokesman of the Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 in his statement said, “The patient wrote her Agricultural Science paper on Wednesday under close supervision by one of the officials of the West African Examination Council (WAEC)”.

“The candidate in discuss is asymptomatic at the time of the examination which means, she wasn’t showing any symptoms at all. She was stable, and fit to write the exams.

She is one of the final year Senior Secondary School students who registered and are enrolled for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

As such, she’s here writing her exams” – a statement by Dr. Kudirat Oladeji-Lambe – Team Leader/Manager, Case Management Team, Kwara COVID-19/Infectious Diseases Centre stated.

“The patient was both mentally and physically fit for the examination even though she was tested positive to the virus after getting in contact with a close relative who had the virus” – Dr. Kudirat added.

Recall that the resumption of schools for students in exit classes was approved and mandated by the Federal Government in order for the students to sit and write their exit examinations even amidst the virus spread.

In line with that, the WAEC board made necessary arrangements for the commencement of the 2020 WASSCE which started on the 17th day of August, 2020 and will end on 12th September, 2020.

Even during the examination, the Federal Government directives on the disease prevention is still been carried out such as wearing of nose masks and maintenance of physical distancing.


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