A candidate who tested positive for COVID – 19 in Gombe State on Monday wrote his first paper in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination from an isolation centre .
The unnamed male candidate wrote his Mathematics examination under the supervision of an invigilator who was fully kitted in a Personal Protective Equipment.
The Gombe State Public Health Emergency Operations Centre disclosed this in a message posted on its Twitter handle , @GombePHEOC , on Monday .
The candidate was simply identified as a final year student of Government Senior Secondary School, Gombe .
The tweet read, “ Health and education are a priority in Gombe State.
“ A final year student of GSSS Gombe tested positive for COVID -19 and was isolated yesterday ( Sunday ) , today ( Monday ) , he is writing Mathematics SSCE while ensuring his invigilator is well protected. ”
The message was accompanied by two photographs showing the candidate and his fully kitted invigilator .
The tweet has attracted commendation from many Twitter users, including the Director -General, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control , Dr . Chikwe Ihekweazu .
Ihekweazu , who was one of those tagged, responded via his verified Twitter handle @Chikwe_ I, saying , “ Good work by our colleagues in # Gombe
“ There are many exceptional colleagues , quietly pushing to make or country work . # Thankyou # keeppushing .”
See the tweet and Dr. Chikwe ’s response:
Good work by our colleagues in
# Gombe . There are many exceptional colleagues , quietly pushing to make or country work . # Thankyou # keeppushing
https : / / t . co / eSHtaeInjI
— Chikwe Ihekweazu (@ Chikwe_ I) August 17 , 2020