Covid-19 test not compulsory for returning students – Min of Education

The Federal Ministry of Education has said no COVID-19 Test is required for returning students to be admitted into their schools.

A statement signed by the Director Press and Public Relations of Federal Ministry of Education Ben Bem Goong said only temperature checks should be carried out on students and any other person crossing any school gate.

The ministry warned school authorities to refrain from asking students or parents to undergo COVID-19 test before they are accepted in their schools.

The federal government had announced that schools should resume today (Monday,18th January 2021) after due consultations with relevant stakeholders and having taken comprehensive appraisal of the situation to review the date.

It said schools must ensure the compulsory wearing of Facemasks by all students, teachers and workers in all schools and Temperature checks and handwashing facilities must be at strategic locations in all schools.