Covenant University releases COVID-19 test procedure video for returning students

David Oyedepo

Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State has released a video showing procedures students must follow as the varsity resumes after months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The video followed allegations by a Twitter user @booghy_ who claimed to be a female student of the school.

The yet unidentified student wrote on Monday that the school was not conducting COVID-19 test on returning students.

The Twitter user also called on the Ogun State Government to look into the matter.

“Covenant University is not doing covid-19 test for students! They lied to our parents. They are only doing pregnancy and drug test! I resumed today and all they did was take my urine and blood sample.

“@ogsgofficial please help! I am scared to my wits! Retweet when you see this,” the alleged student said.

She continued: “They brought out only 2 canopies to search and test us. We were so many! Rain fell and they left us under the rain. Our provisions were destroyed and our luggages soaked to the last.

“One of the staffs even said that if any of us is infected, that we should not worry that papa is praying. That we should forget COVID-19.

“And to top it all, in the hostels, we are FOUR in a room! FOUR! No difference from every other semester before COVID-19.”

The school, however, released a video on Tuesday which appeared to counter the allegations.

“Please let’s all adhere to this guidelines & protocols so as to ensure a smooth screening exercise going forward,” the school captioned its Twitter post.

Covenant University is owned by Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel, founded by Bishop David Oyedepo.