The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom, said on Monday that the West Africa Examination Council candidate has tested positive to coronavirus.
Talking during a media chat in Uyo, the governor said the student was asymptomatic.
Udom further revealed that they would ensure that the student won’t miss anything in the class.
“We screened over 100 candidate and only one young man tested positive for the virus in the state.
“We did what we ought to do medically and I want to believe that by now, the young man should be okay.
“All of them are in excellent health condition because we have put everything in place to ensure that the students are quite safe.
“I also have directed all my Special Assistants to go to all the schools and monitor the level of compliance with the safety protocols and give us feedback in case of any emergency.
“Students observed all COVID-19 protocols before starting their examination.
“We want to make sure our students are safe even while writing the examination,” he said.
He further stated that they have provided over 100,000 face masks and sanitizers to the schools writing the examination across the state.
“Based on the report I have, I think the students are doing well; it is left for them to reciprocate by giving us excellent WAEC result,” he added.