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Thursday October 3, 2013 MYT 2:48:16 PM
MALACCA: The Education Ministry has instructed its Secretary-General to look into blacklisting security firms that failed to adhere to the guidelines outlined by ministry in supplying quality security guards for schools.
Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that his ministry viewed seriously the Auditor-General’s Report on inferior supply of manpower to schools by security firms.
Some 35 security firms, out of 364 security firms commissioned by the ministry, are expected to face censure following the revelation made by AG.
The 2012 Auditor-General Report revealed that despite RM2bil spent on beefing up security at schools and public institutes of learning nationwide, the Education Ministry had failed to follow proper guidelines and procedures, leading to poor implementation.
The report said that entry and exit points at these premises were not monitored and that there were not enough security guards. Some guards were above the age limit and had not passed health and background checks.
The Education Ministry was also found to have approved contracts without checking proper documents and had made payments to contractors who failed to complete their work.
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