In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 20th, August, 2020

Shock As Seven College students Writing WASSCE In Gombe Contract COVID-19

Shock As Seven Students Writing WASSCE In Gombe Contract COVID-19


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As many as seven college students of Authorities Women’ Faculty, Doma, Gombe state, have examined optimistic for COVID-19, TheCable reviews.

The federal authorities had permitted faculties to reopen partially on August four for graduating courses to write down their examinations.

Talking on Wednesday, Habu Dahiru, commissioner for training, mentioned the federal government had performed 1,100 exams on the final-year college students following their resumption.

On Monday, an unnamed pupil of Authorities Science Secondary Faculty (GSSS) within the state wrote his first paper for the West African Senior Faculty Certificates Examination (WASSCE) from the isolation centre.

The commissioner mentioned the seven new sufferers are additionally candidates writing the WASSCE.

“We gave desire to college students getting back from epicentre states like Kaduna, Kano, Yobe and Lagos; these locations which have registered excessive instances of COVID-19. To date, now we have examined 1,100 instances, out of which the primary case from Authorities Science Secondary Faculty,”
Dahiru mentioned.

“He was instantly evacuated and remoted. He has written his first paper, Arithmetic, and he’s writing Agricultural Science at this time. It is going to be demoralising for him if we don’t enable him to write down his exams.

“The federal government of Gombe state underneath the management of governor Inuwa Yahaya mentioned all college students discovered to be optimistic for the virus ought to be taken care of.

“We now have recognized one other set of scholars. We solely acquired the outcomes yesterday. Seven of them have been discovered to check optimistic for the virus. We’re making preparations to evacuate them to the isolation centre.

“We is not going to enable them to overlook their papers as a result of they examined optimistic. The testing turned simpler as a result of the governor permitted N120 million to determine a molecular laboratory. The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management has licensed it and now we have began testing in earnest.

“The samples taken from faculties had been examined right here in Gombe on the molecular lab and outcomes had been shared. We rapidly went to the college to establish the seven college students and stored them apart.”

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