Students who tested for COVID-19 have recovered – Education Minister says, gives hints on tertiary institutions reopening

 

Minister of State for Education, Mr Emeka Uwajuiba has revealed that all students who tested positive for COVID-19 during the ongoing 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination have treated and discharged to return to classes.

The Minister made this known on Monday in Abuja at the 62nd Joint National Briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

“We have confirmed that all of them are back to class. They have all been discharged. We do not have any further cases.

“There were four in Gombe, there was one in Kwara and there were few in Bayelsa, but 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,” Nwajiuba said.

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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