Radzi Jidin claims that the Ministry of Education will prioritise improving ventilation in order to make the restrooms more hygienic and odour-free.
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Datuk Mohd Radzi Md Jidin, the Senior Education Minister, said that (MOE) supervised school construction projects will prioritise designs that are accommodating, low-maintenance and have a positive effect on both students and educators.
Malay Mail stated that, he emphasized the need to make sure every cent of the government’s budgeted cost is used wisely and that any new schools constructed prioritise issues related to basic infrastructure that can have a significant impact on the people who use them.
Parents and teachers have complained about the bad state of school bathrooms, which is a result of inadequate ventilation.Datuk Mohd Radzi Jidin
Radzi added that they will review the design and construction of the school restrooms to eliminate unpleasant odours and ensure their cleanliness.
Our restrooms are always wet, and students fear getting their clothes ruined.Datuk Mohd Radzi Jidin
According to The Star , during yesterday’s “Fueling Education Transformation: Safe And Conducive Infrastructure” press conference at Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, he stated that some students even skip breakfast because they don’t want to use the school’s restrooms.
School toilets remained wet throughout the day due to insufficient ventilation, he said, adding that window designs would be reconsidered to make them more lasting.
Radzi further stated that efforts would be made to guarantee that the process of constructing and sustaining schools is financially sustainable.
“We want basic yet impactful school designs so that every cent is used optimally,” he continued.
Mentioning that school repair work can be time-consuming, he stated that the government is working to reduce maintenance time.
We will enhance the processes involvedDatuk Mohd Radzi Jidin
He stated that the ministry has received reports of infrastructures developed by private contributors that were unsafe due to a lack of safety criteria.
“The ministry then needs to step in to restore the donated facilities at a great cost,” he added, adding that the land status of the schools involved must first be settled in order to permit the development of future infrastructural buildings.
He highlighted that 30% of land legalisation issues involving 2,000 schools around the country had been resolved to date.
The student’s voice
A great number of people on Twitter have shared their perspectives on this particular topic. Some people have voiced their dissatisfaction that the toilets in their schools lack running water, do not have locks on the doors, and have issues with the flushing system, amongst other issues.
Some mentioned that they quietly use the teacher’s restroom, since it has better facilities.
A Twitter user suggested that the school should get rid of squatting toilets, put in and maintain proper bidets, and stock the restroom with paper towels or toilet tissue.
Banyak kecaman tapi sebagai seorang student yang dulu tahan gi toilet sampai balik rumah, I appreciate this. Some suggestions; Get rid of squatting toilets, install and maintain proper bidets, provide toilet paper or tissues, and VENTILATION!!!!!!! https://t.co/WSC2joMWHl— moyo (@penatbttrcp) September 12, 2022
However, some people have claimed that maintenance or layout issues are not to blame. Instead, the issue is in one’s attitude.https://twitter.com/islizahere/status/1569409319443079172?s=20&t=CZ5Zy0GnG9gO7Oj7arXgGA