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Toilet training for 18-YEAR-OLDS: University puts up posters giving foreign students lessons in how to use Western loos
By REBECCA SEALES
Last updated at 1:43 AM on 11th February 2012
The stereotypical student is a messy sort of beast, with a fondness for alcohol and daytime TV and an allergy to washing up.
But for all their foibles, most people would expect the teenaged scamps to have mastered the use of a toilet.
Not so at Swansea University, where campus chiefs have put up signs in a helpful attempt to provide students with toilet training.
University bosses said they put up instructions about how to use the toilets properly after some were found in a mess, sparking a series of complaints.
Explaining their decision, they blamed ‘cultural differences’ in the way the toilets are used by foreign students, some of whom are used to the ‘squat toilets’ common in parts of Asia and Europe.