Fungal bacteria found in water tanks in schools

DUBAI — Fungal bacteria have reportedly been found in water tanks of some schools in Kalbaa, Deba Al Hesn, and Khor Fakkan, according to sources at the Sharjah Education Bureau (SEB) in the eastern region.

By Mohsen Rashid

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Published: Tue 20 Feb 2007, 9:43 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:34 AM

The SEB is affiliated to the Sharjah Education Zone (SEZ).

Ahmed Salem, the SEB Director, said the bacteria found in the tanks posed risk to the health of students.

Salem added that the specialised company entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining cleanliness of the water tanks was under the scanner. “We are investigating the profile of this company,” Salem said.

The official also informed that urgent remedial steps had been taken, and the affected schools had been directed to give the contract of water cleaning to another company.

Salem said the Ministry of Education (MoE) had given schools the authority to select contractors for cleaning of water tanks. “Hence, the problem can be easily sorted out,” he emphasised.

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