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[LISTEN] The dire state of sanitation at schools

A Water Research Commission study found that although 41% of schools were found to employ cleaners, only 25% of them reported cleaning the toilets at least once a day.

JOHANNESBURG – CEO at Water Research Commission Dhesigen Naidoo says a recent study found that schools are under serviced with regards to sanitation, especially poor and rural schools.

The study by the Water Research Commission has found that although 41% of schools surveyed were found to employ cleaners, only 25% of the cleaners reported that they cleaned the toilets at least once a day.

Naidoo says sanitation is a core health issue in addition to being an issue of dignity and public servicing.

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