In light of the recent distribution of expired food items to some schools by an individual who is affiliated with a local organisation, the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development, Religious Affairs and Information is once again advising the general public that no food items should be distributed to students at school, without the prior approval of this Ministry.
The Ministry is indeed grateful for the support extended to schools and to this Ministry, by way of donations or otherwise, and encourages the continued tangible and intangible assistance from all stakeholders. Notwithstanding, the health and safety of students within the schools’ environment is of paramount importance.
Consequently, this Ministry is seeking the full cooperation of the public, towards ensuring that due processing is afforded for all consumables that are designated as donations for schools. Let due diligence and vigilance be our watchwords.