Following a series of strikes staged by parents, Ogun State Governor. Dapo Abiodun has ordered the stoppage of the payment of a fee of N25,000 by students in the state for covid-19 test before they would resume at school.

The announcement of the N25,000 levy by the state last week had triggered a series of protests over the weekend by parents who said they would not pay the money.

“After reviewing these developments, I have today immediately directed that the government laboratories carry out tests for all returning SS3 boarding students at no cost. I have also directed that all those who have paid for tests should be refunded,” the governor said, in a statement he personally signed.

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