Outrage has greeted an attempt by a school in Nigeria to charge N25,000 per student in private schools for covid-19 test ahead of school resumption.

The Nigerian government has recently directed that schools reopen to enable final year students sit for the West African School Certificate Exams.

But the Ogun state government says students in privately owned schools will pay N25,000 each to have them tested for covid-19 before they would be admitted in school.

The state government had said no boarding school pupil would be allowed to resume without a valid negative COVID-19 test certificate.

The plan therefore angered parents in the state who on Sunday protested against the request for test fees.

Many of the parents, who took their demonstrations to the streets, faulted the decision of the government to ask them to pay N25,000 on each pupil before they could be allowed to resume.

The dissatisfied parents on Sunday thronged the MTR 250 bed specialist hospital, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the designated place for the pupils in Abeokuta.

It was gathered that attempts by the parents to get their children tested for free failed as they were asked to pay N25,000 on each child.


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