Students told to clean toilets: TN Education Department to decide on action

The District Education Officer (DEO) in Tiruvallur district near here has completed his inquiry into the alleged incident of girl students of a government school being asked to wash toilets, said an official on Tuesday.

“We have completed the inquiry into the incident and the report has been sent to the Director – Education. Now it is for the Director to decide on the report,” an official of the Education Department in Tiruvallur told IANS over phone.

According to him, some girl students were asked to clean the school toilets, failing which, they were threatened they would be sent out of the school.

The official said as per the inquiry report, the alleged incident had been proved to have happened.

He said the school teachers said on the day when the alleged incident happened, the regular scavengers were on leave and hence the students were asked to clean the toilets.

It is not known when the school teachers asked the students to wash the toilets.

An official in the Tiruvallur District Collectorate told IANS that the District Collector had ordered strict action against the school officials who had ordered the girls to clean the toilets.