Committee to probe schools’ cleaning job accusations

DUBAI - A Khaleej Times report on government schools in various educational zones in the country crying foul over the “untidy job” performed by the various cleaning companies assigned for the purpose has led to the establishment of a special committee to probe the issue.

By Mohsen Rashid

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Published: Wed 1 Sep 2004, 10:38 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:43 PM

The Emirates Services Establishment, responding to the KT report in its yesterday’s issue, formed the team to check the work performance of cleaning companies at various schools in the educational zones - Dubai, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain.

Mohammed bin Hindi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Financial Affairs at the Ministry of Education and Youth (MoEY), who is also member of the board of directors at the Emirates Services Establishment, said: “If the accusations levelled by the school managements against these companies were found to be true, such as negligence or carrying out the job with less number of workers than is agreed upon in the contract or any other violation of the terms and conditions governing the contract signed with these companies, in the execution in terms of the number of workers or any other parts that prejudice and violate the terms and conditions governing the contract signed with these companies, the management of schools would be allowed to sign contracts with other companies and the costs will have to be incurred by the cleaning companies that breached the contract.” Mr Bin Hindi expressed the ministry’s keenness to clear all the obstacles in the way of healthy environment at schools.

He said the ministry had allocated Dh1,375,000 as advance payments to 275 new secondary school teachers, both men and women, in educational zones of Dubai and Northern Emirates. He said every teacher would get an advance payment of Dh5,000 from the beginning of next week. He added that the cheques for the various budget amounts allocated for the schools’ first term of the new academic year have been arranged. He said that Dh25.2 million would be paid to 759 schools in various educational zones in the country.

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