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Parents Protest As Private Schools Levy N25,000 For COVID-19 Test In Ogun

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The state had earlier slated resumption of SS3 students for Tuesday, months after a nationwide break of academic activities over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reopening is to get the students to prepare for the forthcoming Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) set to begin on August 17.

Be that as it may, as part of the guidelines and requirement for school resumption, the state government announced that COVID-19 and malaria tests are compulsory for returning boarding students.

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

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

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