Wednesday, August 01, 2007

School Toilets And Canteens To Be Graded

IPOH, July 31 (Bernama) -- Toilets and canteens in schools are to be classified into Grade A, B and C starting today to ensure cleanliness, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Hon Choon Kim.The grading is implemented with cooperation of local authorities which had already implemented the system for public toilets and food stalls."Canteen operators and toilet supervisors who failed to meet the standards set after repeated warnings will have their contracts terminated," he said after visiting the toilet and canteen of St Michael national secondary school here.With the grading system, the ministry could ensure a conducive, clean and safe environment to prevent food poisoning cases.Hon said he was amazed by the cleanliness of the toilet and canteen of St. Michael school which should be used as a model for 10,000 schools nationwide.
Caption: The deputy minister visiting the school toilet and the foodcourt.

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