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Federal Government says COVID-19 tests are not required for returning students

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The Federal Ministry Of Education says no COVID-19 Test is required for resumption of students in schools across Nigeria.

The Director of Press & Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Bem Ben Goong, disclosed this to Journalists in Abuja on Monday

Mr Goong also stated that no COVID-19 Test is required for returning students to be re-admitted into their schools.

He reiterated that only temperature checks should be carried out on students and other persons seeking access to schools.

According to Goong, “No Covid-19 Test required for resumption of Students. The Federal Ministry of Education says no Covid-19 Test is required for returning students to be admitted into their schools. Only temperature checks should be carried out on students and any other person crossing any school gate”

He, therefore, warned School Authorities to desist from requesting students and parents to undergo COVID-19 test before they are allowed into schools.

The Director stated these in response to requests of some schools demanding COVID19 Test results from parents and their returning students back to school.

It would be recalled that the Federal government said it had no plans to re-schedule school resumption dates which was scheduled for 18 January 2021.

Students have however resumed in most states except for Edo state.

Schools resumed in Nigeria on Monday mostly for new academic section while few others resumed for the second term.

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