Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, parents of Private school students in Ogun state where asked to pay a fee of N25,000 for Coronavirus Testing.
This didn’t go well, as the parents kicked against this, saying the fee is too high and inconsiderate.Recall earlier that the federal government urged all West African Examination Council Students to resume school in order to write their examination which begins on August 17.
However, in line with 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, Students in private schools are required to pay N25,000. Parents described the fee as insensitive on the part of the state government.
A parent said;“How many parents can afford to pay N25, 000 in Ogun where there is acute poverty?” a parent whose child attends Redeemers’ High school in Mowe asked. “The ministers of health and education should better think of another means to rake in money from people,”.