The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel has confirmed that a candidate of the West Africa Examination Council examination has contracted Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Governor spoke on Monday, August 24 during a media chat in Uyo. Although he did not reveal the name of the school, the Governor said the affected student showed no symptoms of the disease.
He further disclosed that there will be provisions to ensure that the student does not miss out on anything from the class.
In his words, the Governor 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.”
Governor Udom emphasized that all the students are in a good health condition, reminding the citizens that the government has put everything in place for their safety.
In his words: “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.”
The Akwa Ibom state Governor also announced that they have provided over 100,000 face masks, sanitizers, and all the COVID-19 support to the schools writing the examination across the state.
Udom 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.”
So far, Akwa Ibom State has recorded 271 cases, of which 43 are in admission. 220 have been discharged with 8 deaths recorded.