– A Nigerian lady has cried out over her school’s failure to carry out coronavirus test on students despite a directive from the Ogun state government
– The lady with the Twitter handle @booghy_ took to the microblogging site to accuse Covenant University of ignoring COVID-19 test and focusing only on pregnancy and drug tests
– She pleaded with the social media community to help, saying she is so scared
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A student of Covenant University has accused the management of the school of flouting government guidelines on school reopening.
The Ogun government had mandated all higher institutions in the state to test their students for COVID-19 before being allowed in the school premises.
The lady with the Twitter handle @booghy_ said the school only carried out pregnancy and drug tests on students and ignored COVID-19 test.
Covenant University. Photo credit: Businessday.ng
The student accused the school management of lying to their parents by assuring them of their safety amidst the pandemic.
“One of the staffs even said that if any of us is infected, that we should not worry that papa is praying. That we should forget COVID-19.”
Nigerians took to the comment section of the post to share their thoughts.
A Twitter user with the handle @pharmISA wrote:
“Some universities in Nigeria are glorified secondary schools. So if you are pregnant na house you go go straight.”
Another Twitter user with the handle @OmoyeniJaydi wrote:
“Did your parents tell you it was perfect when they went to school? I guess they probably carried concrete. Or sold firewood. You children of these days just ask for too much. Did you try to find out how many ways to do COVID19 test. Now, you will be in trouble for this for sure.”
Below are other reactions:
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Meanwhile, Bioreports previously reported that the federal government gave permission to state governments to decide when to allow the reopening of schools in their respective states.
Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the minister of state for education, made the disclosure on Thursday, September 17, when responding to a question during the televised presidential taskforce COVID-19 briefing.
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