It costs about Rs. 20,000 a term per kid to eat at unhygienic kitchen of Sancta Maria International School
They also invited the parents to drop by and visit their kitchen and dining hall if they were interested
HYDERABAD: Aspirations of parents about the future of their children always force them to stretch to their limits in providing the best of everything to their wards.
When the unhygienic conditions in the kitchen of Sancta Maria International School was exposed by the food inspectors of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation(GHMC) through a inspection report, NewsTAP published the news which drew the attention of a large of number of parents of students in Sancta Maria International School, one of the city's most and premiere schools.
A lot of parents confided in NewsTAP that the school charged a whopping fee ranging between Rs. 4L and Rs. 5L a year for primary sections. Even the food charges which are billed separately, range from Rs. 17,000 to Rs. 22,000 per kid per term. Each student will pass through three terms during an academic year.
The parents poured out their cup of woes while venting their ire in internal Watsapp groups over the poor sanitary conditions and unclean habits of those manning the kitchen.
Sancta Maria International School vows to act quickly
However, Sancta Maria International School's management wrote to all parents of students enrolled at the school on Friday, vowing to act quickly and take corrective action as a top priority after the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) found hygiene violations in the kitchen.
The school administration said that they were dedicated to maintaining the highest possible standards of safety and hygiene in their school canteen. They also requested the parents to drop by and visit their kitchen and dining hall if they were interested.
The school administration even said that most of its staff had already left campus during the inspections. The inspectors were given access to some of the documents that were readily available to the staff at the time.
An e-mail written to the school's parents reads, "We are writing to inform you about a surprise GHMC food inspection that took place yesterday evening after school hours. During this inspection, most of our staff had already left the campus. The staff present at that time provided some of the documents that were readily available to the inspectors. We are currently awaiting the final inspection report from the authorities. Regrettably, we have learned that a report about this inspection has been circulated in various groups without our knowledge or consent. Please be assured that we are taking this matter very seriously. Once we receive the official inspection report from the authorities, outlining any observations or deficiencies, we will promptly address them and take corrective actions as a top priority. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and hygiene in our school canteen.
"We will keep you informed and updated about any developments regarding this situation. Thank you for your understanding and continued trust in us. As always, should any parent wish to visit our kitchen or dining hall, you are welcome to do so," the mail further reads.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Thursday inspected the premises of Sancta Maria International School and expressed concern about the hygiene in the school kitchen and the food served to the children.