On September 18th this year, Education CS George Magoha (as pictured above) made a visit to Mawego Technical Training Institute to assess the institution’s preparedness towards reopening.
From the report given after the visit, Mawego TTI was given 100% approval and the Education CS also commended the college’s management for transforming the institution within a very short time to make it one of the institutions ready for reopening amidst COVID-19.
Weeks after that positive rating and approval and after school reopening, there’s panic among students and tutors of Mawego TTI after COVID-19 being registered at the institution.
In news shared by Royal Media’s Citizen Radio yesterday at 7PM as well as Tuko, it’s reported that a student had reported back to the college with a mild fever and cold symptoms raising suspicion with regards to her health.
That this led to isolation of the student from the rest as she awaited being tested and after analysis of her sample at KEMRI labs in Kisumu, she tested positive for coronavirus.
After the confirmation she was taken to Kandiege Isolation Centre from where she’s receiving treatment and being monitored.
The college administration however informed the public that the student had not interacted with other students who are safe and carrying on with their exams after reporting back.
– Muga said that the samples of the student were taken on Monday and transferred to KEMRI CDC Kisumu for the COVID-19 test which turned out to be positive
-Muga added that the student was moved from the institution and taken to the Kandiege Isolation center in Rachuonyo North sub-county where she’s being monitored by the health officials
“She came to school when she had slight fever and cold, which made the principal to suspect her and put her on a holding room separate from the other students,”Muga said
Muga said that the samples of the student were taken on Monday and transferred to KEMRI CDC Kisumu for the COVID-19 test which turned out to be positive yesterday.
He stated that the student was moved from the institution and taken to the Kandiege Isolation center in Rachuonyo North sub-county where she’s being monitored by the health
” The student is not in the institution she has already been taken to the isolation center,”Muga said
He further said that they have begun contact tracing for the persons who might have got into contact with the student back at their home and in the institution.
Muga appealed to the residents of Homa Bay County to continue observing all the guidelines issued by the ministry of education to slow down the spread of coronavirus.
” I want to urge the residents to continue following the COVID-19 regulation to fight the spread of the Virus, “he added
Schools to be closed
As earlier reported by TUKO.co.ke, the Health Ministry suggested that schools might be closed again due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
During the daily briefing of coronavirus statistics in the country on Tuesday, October 13, the Ministry’s Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman noted the country was experiencing a steady rise in the number of infections with the positivity rate now above 5%.
We will have to take action to restrict movement or close schools if numbers will increase. We will monitor what is happening in our schools and take action based on what will be fit at that time,” said Aman.
Students of Covenant University took to Twitter to claim the school’s management refused to perform Covid-19 tests on them but chose instead to perform pregnancy and drug tests.
The students claimed that a member of staff told them they don’t have to worry about being infected with Coronavirus because “Papa”, their General Overseer, is praying for them.
They added that they were left in the rain for hours as the “pregnancy and drug tests” were carried out and their luggage and provisions were soaked.
@booghy_ tweeted: “COVENANT UNIVERSITY IS NOT DOING COVID-19 TEST FOR STUDENTS! THEY LIED TO OUR PARENTS. THEY ARE ONLY DOING PREGNANCY AND DRUG TEST! I RESUMED TODAY AND ALL THEY DID WAS TAKE MY URINE AND BLOOD SAMPLE. @OGSGOfficial PLEASE HELP! I AM SCARED TO MY WITS! RETWEET WHEN YOU SEE THIS.
“They brought out only 2 canopies to search and test us. We were so many! Rain fell and they left us under the rain. Our provisions were destroyed and our luggages soaked to the last.
“One of the staffs even said that if any of us is infected, that we should not worry that papa is praying. That we should forget COVID-19.
“And to top it all, in the hostels, we are FOUR in a room! FOUR! No difference from every other semester before COVID-19.”
When asked for proof, other students shared a video of students waiting in the rain with their luggage but they had no concrete proof that pregnancy and drug tests, instead of COVID-19 tests, were carried out. Their only proof was that their blood and urine samples were taken, instead of a swab up their nose.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office is interrogating one Eze Mavus Ugochukwu, a student of Computer Science, Bauchi State Polytechnic, who defrauds unsuspecting members of the public by posing as a Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.
Ugochukwu, an indigene of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State was arrested by the officers of 33 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi State and handed over to the Gombe Zonal Office of the EFCC for further investigation and possible prosecution following a complaint, lodged by one Mrs Dorcas Oni that the suspect presented himself to her as a Lieutenant in Nigerian Army and told her that he would assist her in securing admission for her son into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) for which he made her transfer the sum of N400, 000.00 (Four Hundred Thousand Naira) to his account.
EFCC in a statement released, said it was discovered that the suspect has defrauded some…