FDE asked to initiate cleanliness campaigns in schools

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Federal Education on 17 April 2024 directed the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) to make cleanliness drive in schools and colleges a regular feature and ensure availability of cleanliness equipment in institutions as well. ‘If we cannot keep our schools clean how can we keep our communities clean’.

We should treat our schools like our homes. Cleanliness is part of our hygiene,` said a brief statement issued by the education ministry.

It said education was being embedded with civil sense to keep schools clean. ‘From today onwards every government school and college will have a mandatory requirement to participate in cleaning of the campus. The staff and students are included. All officials of the ministry will visit schools every day’, read the press release.

It further said the officers of the ministry and FDE had participated in a campaign in G-6 school.

Meanwhile, the education secretary also said he would ensure his visit to schools once a week to check the state of cleanliness and other activities.

`We will change the mindset of students and teachers,` he said, adding that a notification for cleanliness campaign had already been issued and now all school heads were bound to monitor this campaign, which will be a permanent feature. Staff Reporter

Acknowledgement: Published in Dawn News on 18th April 2024.

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