Students Writing Examination
Eleven students writing this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Gombe State have tested positive for COVID-19.
They have been isolated at the state specialist hospital from where they would be writing their papers under strict supervision.
Confirming this yesterday, chairman of the state’s task force on COVID-19, Prof. Idris Mohammed, said out of the 11 cases, one from the Government Science Secondary School later tested negative after treatment and was reunited with his family.
According to him, nine students from Government Girls Secondary School, Doma, a student of Government Girls Secondary School, Kumo, also tested positive.
He said out of 11,220 people tested in the state, 684 were confirmed positive out of which 594 were treated and discharged.
“Sixty-seven active cases are in isolation, while 23 deaths had been recorded,” he added.
The task force boss noted that the North East Development Commission (NEDC) had approved the establishment of molecular laboratory in the state.