Babcock University Insists On Payment Of N25,000 By Students

Richard Ginika Izuora

Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, on Tuesday, September 15; explained reasons for the inclusion of N25,000 COVID-19 test fees on each student resuming for the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic session.

The  University authority said the move is necessary in order to safeguard the lives of its staff and students on the school premises.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Marketing and Communication; Dr. Joshua Suleiman,  while responding to questions from newsmen on Tuesday.

Suleiman said the school would have asked the returning students to take the test elsewhere and present the certificate. However, he disclosed that it was mindful of fake certificates.

He 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 results. 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.”

While speaking on the internal arrangement made for further safety of the students; Suleiman said“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.”

On the allegation of a hike in the school fees, the University spokesman denied the allegation.

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