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WAEC: Gombe COVID-19 Patient Writes Mathematics Exam From Isolation Centre

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A candidate who tested positive for COVID-19 in Gombe State has written his first examination in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from an isolation centre.

The unnamed male candidate wrote his Mathematics examination with the supervision of an invigilator who was fully kitted in a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Gombe State Public Health Emergency Operations Centre disclosed this in a message posted on its Twitter handle, @GombePHEOC, on Monday, August 17.

The candidate was simply identified as a final year student of Government Senior Secondary School, Gombe.

The tweet, posted alongside two photographs showing the candidate and his fully kitted invigilator, reads;

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 tweet has since attracted commendation from many Twitter users, including the Director-General, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu.

Ihekweazu, who was one of those tagged in the Twitter post, responded via his verified handle @Chikwe_I, saying;

Good work by our colleagues in Gombe. There are many exceptional colleagues, quietly pushing to make or country work. Thank you. Keep pushing.

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