Department of Education expands Integrity Officer program to tackle leaks

Saturday, July 23, 2022 5:43 PM MYT

ALOR GAJAH, 23 July – The Ministry of Education (MOE) will expand the Accredited Integrity Officers Program to train more Integrity Officers with strategic and tactical approaches to support the implementation and management of integrity within the department.

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 this can be overcome with the integrity of the ministry’s support system.

“I believe that this integrity program must be implemented continuously, directly with target groups, to ensure that all efforts to promote good practices at the level of ministries, departments and schools can be carried out effectively. “, he said in his speech at the closing of the Integrity Enhancement Project (EIP) program at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Pengkalan here today.

He said the program initially started with the participation of head teachers in the state Malaysian School Heads Council (MPSM), which was critical as they acted as ambassadors of integrity to the state. 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 took the initiative to send 57 officers from professional and management groups divisions and agencies under the ministry to enroll in this program,” he said. — Bernama