Department of Education Expands Integrity Officer Program to Address Abuse of Power

The Ministry of Education (MOE) will expand the Accredited Integrity Officer program to train more Integrity Officers with strategic and tactical approaches to support the implementation and management of integrity within the ministry.

Its Deputy Secretary General (Planning and Development) Noor Azman Abdul Rahman said the move was taken because the ministry had a high number of staff and one of the government’s largest allocations and an internal control mechanism to reduce costs. leaks was vital for every division. and department within the ministry.

“Corruption, abuse of power, leaks and neglect can stunt an organization’s development, but it can be overcome with the integrity of the ministry’s support system.”

“I believe that this integrity program should be implemented continuously, directed at target groups to ensure that all efforts to ensure good practice at ministry, department and school levels can be carried out effectively. “, he said in his speech at the closing of the conference. program integrity improvement project at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Pengkalan in Alor Gajah today.

He said the program initially started with the participation of school principals in the state Malaysian Council of School Principals, which was essential as they acted as ambassadors of integrity at the organizational level and to the public by disseminating information on integrity and the prevention of corruption.

“Realizing the need for special training for MOE officers on managing and dealing with integrity issues, the Ministry’s Integrity Unit has taken the initiative to enlist 57 officers from the professional and management groups divisions and agencies under the ministry to be part of this program,” he said. – Bernama, July 23, 2022.