Cyprus Mail

Schools in north receive ‘0.12 toilet rolls per pupil per year’ from ‘ministry’

paper 2588827 1280
File photo

Some schools in the north receive just 0.12 toilet rolls per pupil per year from the ‘education ministry’, according to Cyprus Turkish Teachers’ Union (Ktos) General Secretary Burak Mavish.

Speaking to the Cyprus Mail on Wednesday evening, Mavish said “not even a whole toilet roll was given to every child.”

He said there are schools where “there are 186 children, but 24 toilet rolls were sent” to last the year.

He added, “they sent 192 toilet rolls to a different school, but it is a bigger school. There are 544 pupils there.”

Earlier, he had said “45 days after schools opened, the cleaning and hygiene materials sent by the education minister have begun to arrive in our schools. We would like to point out that the materials delivered are not sufficient in terms of cleanliness and hygiene.”

He added, “this is not sustainable. Teachers are already burdened with the social and psychological problems of their students as well as the task of educating people in overcrowded classrooms.”

“Now, school administrators and parent-teacher associations are burdened with issues such as school budgets, renovations and repairs, and the construction of new schools is left to the will of philanthropists. Education cannot be managed like this,” he added.

Follow the Cyprus Mail on Google News

Related Posts

Cypriot capital markets to benefit from EMTN dual-listing

Kyriacos Nicolaou

Fire brigade to hire 259 new recruits

Tom Cleaver

Nicosia praises Euro-Turkish relations linked to Cyprob

Jonathan Shkurko

Daily News Briefing

Staff Reporter

Fire Service responded to 43 incidents in the last 24 hours

Jonathan Shkurko

What’s on this weekend

Eleni Philippou