Some schools have failed to provide students with soap despite a government recommendation that it be available in staff and students' washrooms to help prevent the spread of atypical pneumonia. Of 10 teachers working in different local schools contacted by the South China Morning Post, six said soap was still not available. One teacher said boys' washrooms were 'filthy' at his Kowloon secondary school and there was still no soap. Others said soap dispensers had been installed this week. Homantin Government Secondary School is among those to get dispensers. The school was at the centre of a NET teacher's complaint to the Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB) that soap and toilet paper had not been provided and money was being wasted on glossy brochures and souvenirs instead. Its principal, Priscilla Lee, wrote to Pamela Young explaining that soap could not be provided because students were 'too naughty' and it could pose a safety risk. EMB guidelines issued on Monday state: 'Liquid soap should be provided in the toilets ... notice should be posted to require staff and students to use liquid soap for hand washing to avoid infection.'