Boy infected with COVID-19 in Gombe writes his WAEC from isolation centre – Photo

A secondary school student from Gombe State in Northern Nigeria who was infected with coronavirus disease had to take his WAEC exam from the isolation centre.

The unnamed boy wrote his first paper – Mathematics – from the Gombe State isolation centre under the watch of a WAEC invigilator who was fully clothed in COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE).

The Gombe State Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (@GombePHEOC) shared the news on Twitter on Monday.

The boy was said to be an SS3 student of Government Senior Secondary School, Gombe.

The tweet read, “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 (Sunday), today (Monday), he is writing Mathematics SSCE while ensuring his invigilator is well protected.”

The post generated a lot of positive conversation and commendation for the Gombe State Government.

The Director-General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, responded to the post, writing:

“Good work by our colleagues in #Gombe. There are many exceptional colleagues, quietly pushing to make or country work. #Thankyou #keeppushing.”

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