SS3 Student Writes WASSCE in Isolation Center

An official of the Kwara State Government has revealed that a 16 year old COVID-19 infected female student is writing her Senior Secondary School Certificate examinations at the Kwara State Isolation Center for infectious diseases in Ilorin.

Dr Kudirat Oladiji- Lambe, who is the Manager, Case Management Team, Kwara State COVID-19 Infectious Diseases Center, told reporters in Ilorin that “The candidates is asymptomatic, stable and fit to write the examinations.”

Dr Lambe said : “The person in question is one of the final year senior secondary students that enrolled for the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), and she is writing her exams.

“She is asymptomatic, which means she does not show any symptoms, and she is stable. She is just here to observe her two weeks isolation process,” she stated.

Dr Lambe, also certified that the student is in good mental and physical condition.

“We have certified that she is both mentally and physically fit to write her exams.

“She was a close contact with a close relative of her’s that tested positive and it was through contact tracing that she happened to have tested positive.

“The candidate was admitted yesterday (Tuesday). She missed a paper yesterday and we informed the authorities, because as child advocates, once she had enrolled for WAEC, the government felt she had the right to write her papers.

“That is why the state government thought it wise to arrange for her in order not to miss other papers.”

She further explained that the state government found it necessary to arrange for a safe place so she can write the examination without fear of stigmatization or the risk of infecting others.

However, the student name has been concealed for fear of stigmatisation, with report indicating she wrote her Agricultural Science paper under the close supervision of a WAEC official

As at August 19, 2020, there have been 50,488 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, with 12199 active cases, 37,304 have been discharged, while 985 death were recorded.



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