NUTP: Get engineers to oversee labs

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  • Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003

TAIPING: The National Union of the Teaching Profession has called on the Education Ministry to rope in qualified engineers to oversee the project to build computer laboratories in schools. 

Union secretary-general Datuk N. Siva Subramaniam said the role of such engineers must be included if the ministry wanted to speed up the completion of the programme, referring to the reported delay of the project. 

Deputy Education minister Datuk Aziz Shamsuddin had said the delay had brought shame to the ministry as only 1,200 laboratories had been completed up to Dec 31 last year, out of 2,315 scheduled to be built. 

Speaking after attending the Perak NUTP branch committee meeting here, Siva said the qualified engineers should be sent out throughout the country to check on the various projects involving computer laboratories. 

He also said that the ministry had formed several committees to investigate various shortcomings affecting education. 

“However, the findings made by these committees were never revealed,” he said, adding that it would be better if their findings were revealed to the public.  

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