The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has given a stringent conditions to all boarding Schools with respect resumption of SS3 students who are expected yo take-part in this years WAEC examination.
Speaking via a press statement made available to journalist, the issue has been very apprehensive with data from other countries, where schools have resumed show that community transmission in school enviOgun has one of the largest population of boarding students in the country, coming from all over the Country.
with stakeholders, opening of boarding houses was discussed. Our State has one of the largest population of boarding students in the country, coming from all over the Country After consultations with health professionals, we concluded that testing the children for COVID-19 before admittance will reduce the risk of community transmission. This is to reassure parents and even teachers of the safety of everybody concerned.
He also revealed that the state has provided enough testing kits to the schools free of charge, for boarding students in our public schools and allowed for the management and parents of private schools to make their arrangements to get COVID tests.
The two Ogun State run laboratories have a capacity for about 500 tests a day and conduct free tests for traced contacts or symptomatic patients.