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Concern over unhygienic toilets at primary school

My seven-year-old son was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection (UTI) due to his habit of holding his pee.

When I asked him why, he told me the boys’ toilet at his school was “too dirty and smelly” (in his own exact words).

He often waits until he gets home to relieve himself.

As a parent of a student at one of the oldest private schools in the country, I am both disappointed and concerned about the unhygienic state of the toilets.

With the new school integration system, some students have to stay back during lunch and need to use the toilet more often. Authorities have been discussing the improvement of public restrooms, so why should those in schools be neglected?

The authorities should consider conducting spot checks at schools nationwide to see for themselves the condition of the toilets that students use daily.

Additionally, primary school students learn about the importance of good hygiene in subjects like Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB) and Science.

Incorporating practical lessons on maintaining clean toilets into these subjects could reinforce the significance of good hygiene for these young students.

Worried mum

PHOTO: ENVATO
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