Exam script of COVID-19 candidates will be held in special bank – WAEC

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Head, West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr Patrick Areghan, has given updates on candidates infected with the COVID-19.

Areghan advised students fighting COVID-19 and writing the ongoing examinations not to panic, confirming the virus is not a death sentence.


Areghan explained this on Wednesday during a monitoring visit to Federal Government Boys College, Apo, Abuja putting in that no student infected with COVID-19 would miss the examinations.

He conceded that the council would thereafter move forward to the isolation centre and collect the script which would be put in a special bank established for the purpose.

“I want to assure that anywhere we have COVID-19 candidate, we make sure that he or she writes the examinations. It is not a death sentence, there is no stigma.

“We do not want anybody to miss the exams. It’s no fault of theirs. We can defeat this virus provided we take first-line responsibility,” he added.

The Head of National Office, WAEC in Nigeria noted that the council had been collaborating with various states’ ministry of education to scrutinize candidates infected with the virus.


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