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In preparation of the resumption of school activities, Babcock University's management has confirmed that its students will pay N25,000 for a coronavirus test.
This was disclosed by the Director of Marketing and Communication, Joshua Suleiman, while speaking with The PUNCH on Tuesday.
He said that the institution's teaching hospital "so that we can vouch for the authenticity of the result", Suleiman said.
He added that the university had taken this decision to avoid running the risk of leaving any student or staff vulnerable to contracting the disease.
Suleiman said, “Babcock University returning students are expected to be screened for COVID-19 on arrival at the subsidised cost of N25,000 at the BUTH.
“They will do it at BUTH so that we can vouch for the authenticity of the result. We want to avoid a situation where some people may bring in fake COVID-19 result. We don’t want to risk the life of any of our students or staff.
“They are also to resume with their personal safety kits, including an infrared thermometer (for those that can afford them), a pack of disposable face masks or three reusable ones as well as hand sanitisers.
“The institution will resume in two batches – first to resume are the final year students in 400 Level, 500 and 600 Levels) next Monday and others on October 25."
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