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Valhalla Park pupils forced to use chemical toilets

The Beauvallon Secondary School's ablution block has been vandalised so badly, many toilets can’t be used.

Pupils at a Valhalla Park school have been forced to use portable chemical toilets because only six of the 30 toilets are in working condition on 28 October 2014. Picture: Carmel Loggenberg/EWN .

CAPE TOWN - Pupils at a Valhalla Park school have been forced to use portable chemical toilets and have had to start sharing ablution facilities.

Only six of the 30 toilets at Beauvallon Secondary School are in working condition.

The remaining 24 have been vandalised beyond recognition.

Some toilet systems have been ripped out of the ground.

Most of the damage has been done to the girl's bathroom with many female students having to share toilets with their male counterparts.

A grade eight pupil says she doesn't feel safe using the toilets.

"The toilets must be fixed because the teachers don't want us to use their toilets. I don't want to go to our toilets because there are a lot of boys there. The toilets are open, everyone sees who is going in there and how long you stay."

Meanwhile, chemical toilets have been delivered to the school but some people say they also uncomfortable using these facilities, citing security concerns.

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