No COVID-19 test required for returning students, says FG


The Federal Government has asked schools to stop requesting for COVID – 19 test results from returning students before they are admitted.

The government, in a short statement issued on Monday by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, warned school authorities to refrain from asking students or parents to undergo COVID-19 test before they are accepted in their schools.

The statement said: “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.

“School authorities should therefore refrain from asking students or parents to undergo covid-19 test before they are accepted in their schools.”

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