COVID-19 positive students treated, back in classrooms for WASSCE

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STUDENTS who tested positive for COVID-19 during the ongoing 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination have returned to classes after treatment and discharge.

  Minister of State for Education Emeka Nwajiuba, during a news conference by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 in Abuja on Monday, said the pupils, who have now tested negative, are back in class.

About four pupils writing the WASSCE in Gombe tested positive for the virus while one case was reported in Kwara State.

The minister said: “We have confirmed that all of them are back in class. They have now been tested, they have all been discharged. We do not have any further cases.

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“There were four in Gombe, there was one in Kwara and there was few in Bayelsa. But this morning (yesterday), on my way inspecting schools that are in exam classes, those of them have been discharged as they all tested negative.

“We are still getting feedback from the field in case there are any new places where this may crop up.”

On plans to reopen tertiary institutions, he said the preparedness of tertiary institutions had been tabled before the PTF.

According to him, the task force will look at the preparedness and use it to issue national guidance that tertiary institutions will use as a guide to reopen.

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