Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry to help au­dit 1Bes­tar­iNet

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THE Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry is pre­pared to work with the Na­tional Au­dit Depart­ment to con­duct fur­ther au­dit on the 1Bes­tar­iNet project in schools.

Deputy Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Datuk Chong Sin Woon said the min­istry had con­ducted an in­ter­nal au­dit on the project, namely on weak­nesses in its im­ple­men­ta­tion.

He told this to re­porters at Par­lia­ment lobby in re­sponse to a state­ment by Au­di­torGen­eral Tan Sri Am­brin Buang yes­ter­day that the Au­dit Depart­ment would con­duct fur­ther au­dit on the 1Bes­tar­iNet ser­vice soon to eval­u­ate the ef­fec­tive­ness of the project on schools in­volved.

Am­brin said the de­ci­sion was made on the re­quest of the Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee (PAC) fol­low­ing the many com­plaints re­ceived from schools and par­ents, in­clud­ing in re­la­tion to the slow in­ter­net speed.

1Bes­tar­iNet is an ini­tia­tive by the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry to re­place and im­prove the in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy net­works in schools with the first phase im­ple­mented in 2011 in­volv­ing RM663 mil­lion.

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