Babcock University Ilishan – Remo, Ogun state has confirmed that it asked students resuming for the first semester of the 2020 / 2021 academic session to pay N 25 , 000 for a COVID -19 test .
The university explained that it could not afford to toy with the lives of its staff and students on the school premises .
The Director of Marketing and Communication, Dr. Joshua Suleiman , disclosed this while responding to questions from our correspondent on Tuesday .
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Suleiman said the school would have asked the returning students to do the test elsewhere and present the certificate, but, 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 N 25 ,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 40 500 and 600 levels ) next Monday and others on October 25 .
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