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Schools Reopening: Parents kick as schools levy ₦25,000 for COVID-19 test in Ogun (video)


Parents of private school students in Ogun State have protested against a N25,000 fee returning boarding students are asked to buy a coronavirus test.

The state had earlier fixed resumption of SS3 students for Tuesday, months after a nationwide halt of educational activities over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reopening is to permit the scholars to organize for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) slated to start on August 17.

However, as a part of the conditions for school resumption, the state government announced that COVID-19 and malaria tests are mandatory for returning boarding students.

While the COVID-19 test is free for public secondary school students, their counterparts privately schools are required to pay N25,000.

Some parents who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday described the fee as insensitive on the a part of the government .

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