COVID-19: Patient writes WASSCE under strict observation

Written by Chukwuma Obiasia

A Nigerian student who is COVID-19 positive, is writing the ongoing West African Examinations Council (WAEC) under very strict observation.

The examination being conducted by the West African Examination Council began today with Mathematics, and its great to see the that the young lad didn’t miss out due to his health.

The SS3 student in Gombe State who was infected with Covid-19, wrote his exams in an isolation centre today.

The WAEC invigilator had full Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) to monitor the process.

The examination, which was earlier scheduled for April but postponed till this time because of the Coronavirus pandemic kicked off today in all the states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

A total of 1, 549,463 candidates, consisting of 786,421 males and 763,042 females from 19, 129 schools are expected to sit the exam nationwide. And the exercise, which will last five weeks covers 76 subjects from which each candidate is expected to write a maximum of eight or nine papers, according to the examination body.

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