Seven WASSCE Candidates Test Positive For COVID-19


The Gombe State government said on Wednesday seven students of Government Girls Secondary School Doma, had tested positive for COVID-19.

The development brings the total number of students that had contracted the virus since reopening of schools in the state to eight.

A student of Government Science Secondary School Gombe, had earlier tested positive for the virus.

While visiting the unnamed student on Wednesday, the commissioner said upon the reopening of schools for graduating students, the ministry, in collaboration with the task force on Covid-19, had conducted 1,100 tests.

Dahiru revealed that the seven other students are also candidates of the 2020 WASSCE.

He said, “We gave preference to students returning from epicentre states like Kaduna, Kano, Yobe and Lagos, those places that have registered high cases of Covid-19. So far, we have tested 1,100 cases, out of which the first case from Government Science Secondary School.

“He was immediately evacuated and isolated. He has written his first paper Mathematics and he is writing Agricultural Science today. It will be demoralising for him if we don’t allow him to write his exams.

“The Government of Gombe State under the leadership of Governor Inuwa Yahaya said all students found to be positive of the virus should be taken care of.”

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