Minister: School toilet cleanliness to be made national agenda

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LANGKAWI: A culture to jointly maintain cleanliness of school toilets will be cultivated among teachers, parents and students as a national agenda to be practised from next year, said Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid.

For a start, he said, the ministry would not provide any incentive for schools to carry it out on a voluntary basis.

“The segment on cleanliness will be a national agenda, but we want them to do it voluntarily to make the practice a culture. We will not hand out punishment.

“Now we already have schools which can be regarded as having toilets with five-star rating. Now they just need to start doing it voluntarily,” he told reporters after opening the national conference for district education officers here last night.