A male candidate who tested positive for COVID-19 joined his fellow students in writing the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination on Monday from an isolation centre in Gombe state.
The State Public Health Emergency Operations Centre made this known in a post on its Twitter handle.
According to the post, the unnamed final year student had tested positive for the virus on Sunday.
The State Government made arrangement for him to write his papers in his isolation centre with his specially-assigned invigilator decked out in PPE gear.
It tweeted: “Health and education are a priority in Gombe State. A final year student of GSSS Gombe tested POSITIVE for COVID-19 and was isolated yesterday, today he is writing Mathematics SSCE while ensuring his invigilator is well protected.”
Health and education are a priority in Gombe State.A final year student of GSSS Gombe tested POSITIVE for COVID-19 and was isolated yesterday,today he is writing Mathematics SSCE while ensuring his invigilator is well protected.@NCDCgov @Chikwe_I @Amanafm98_1 @t_taskforce pic.twitter.com/KU04wUa7KF
— Gombe PHEOC (@GombePHEOC) August 17, 2020
The Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, commended the tweet via his Twitter handle, he wrote: “Good work by our colleagues in #Gombe.
“There are many exceptional colleagues, quietly pushing to make or country work. #Thankyou #keeppushing.”
— Chikwe Ihekweazu (@Chikwe_I) August 17, 2020