Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Meru Raya and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Raja Perempuan, both national schools in Ipoh, are exemplary schools in the effort of maintaining toilet cleanliness.
Both schools placed third in the national-level 2019 Cleanest Toilet Competition for their respective categories, which are primary school (SK Meru Raya) and secondary school (SMK Raja Perempuan).
Headmaster of SK Meru Raya, Norhisham Abd Shukor and principal of SMK Raja Perempuan, Datin Rogayah Shukor, were present in the certificate and victory plaque presentation ceremony at the Ipoh City Council (MBI) Building today (December 23).
The Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin who graced the programme, stated the importance of instilling a sense of responsibility in keeping toilets clean since young.
“Keeping toilets clean should be instilled from an early age, especially among school students, to ensure that it becomes a norm when they grow up.
“Toilet cleanliness reflects on a society’s attitude and behaviour in emphasis of hygienic aspects, which contributes to an element of one’s lifestyle and a country’s identity.
“It mustn’t be viewed lightly. Keeping toilets clean is a responsibility of all parties,” he told reporters so.
“Congratulations to SK Meru Raya and SMK Raja Perempuan for winning the Cleanest Toilet Award (ABT1M) as second runner-ups.
“Their efforts are tremendously helpful in realising the council’s mission of making Ipoh a clean, green and progressive city,” Rumaizi expressed.