KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Education will set up a utility dashboard to monitor water and electricity consumption in schools.
Minister of Education Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin (Photo) said this was to ensure optimal use of resources.
“We saw that there were schools with water bills worth thousands of ringgits during the movement control order,” he said at the project’s Transformation Forum. Education in Malaysia 2013-2025 here on Monday (8 August).
“I even know of one institution with a water bill totaling RM90,000 per month,” he added.
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According to Radzi, school utility bills are paid wholesale by the relevant district education office or state education department.
In a separate development, he said the abolition of the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) and Form Three Assessment (PT3) exams had allowed teachers to focus on classroom and school-based assessments. in accordance with the objectives of the master plan.
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The plan was launched in 2012 as an initiative for the sustainable transformation of the country’s education system.
Its objectives include raising Malaysian students to international education standards; increase public and parental expectations of national education policy; and preparing Malaysian children for the challenges of the 21st century.