A Senior Secondary School pupil tested positive with COVID-19 is sitting for her West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) in Kwara State.
While her counterpart who are writing their examination in their respective venues in the state, but the infected student is writing her examination from isolation center where she is being monitored.

On Wednesday, Channels Television pay a visit to the Kwara State isolation center in Ilorin, the state capital.

The infected daughter wrote her Agricultural Science paper under close monitoring by an official of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

The Team Lead by Dr Kudirat Oladeji-Lambe, at the center briefed newsmen on the health status of the patient.

She said in her statement, “She (the patient) is asymptomatic, which means she does not show any symptoms and she’s stable. She is just here to observe her two weeks isolation process.”

Oladeji-Lambe announced that the patient was healthy to sit her examinations, adding that she had a contact with a close relative who infected with the virus.

She also said that the infected student landed in isolation center after she was detected positive for COVID-19 via contact tracing.

She said further, “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 has the right to write her papers.

“That’s why the state government thought it wise to arrange for her in order not to miss other papers,” said the medical practitioner.

“The state government deemed it fit to arrange for her to have a safe place for her to write the exam without the fear of stigmatisation or risk to other students.”

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Kwara State has confirmed 913 cases of COVID-19, out of which 244 are active with 646 discharged and 23 dead.

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