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Schools pulled up over lack of proper lighting

Some primary schools have been hauled up for failing to put up proper lighting while the height of the desks and chairs were not in line with students, officials from Shanghai Health Supervision Agency said yesterday.

With the start of the new semester, the agency kicked off a citywide inspection of school hygiene, disease prevention and control, drinking water, lighting and the height of desk and chairs for students.

Officials said infectious disease control mechanism and drinking water in schools met the standard.

Schools have been asked to compile a database of students falling sick with infectious diseases.

Spot check on drinking water and pipelines were also up to the desired standard.

However, some schools did not have proper lighting in classrooms while some desks and chairs were likely to make students uncomfortable.

Improper lighting can cause vision fatigue and poor eyesight, while long-term use of desks and chairs not in line with a students height leads to abnormal development of spine, according to Lin Jianhai, deputy director of the agency’s infectious disease prevention and control department.



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