phase one first
The Borneo Post - Tuesday, 7 January, 2003 Page 8
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Contractors who fail to complete the construction of school computer labs,
phase one, will be blacklisted and no projects will be awarded in the
future, Education Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Datuk Mahadzir Mohd
Khir said yesterday.
said the stern action was needed to ensure the construction of other
school facilities are not delayed.
Education Ministry will release these contractors because we do not want
to spend any more money. But in the future we will ensure they are not
given any contracts," he told reporters after launching the "Jom
ke sekolah" programme and the presentation of the sign board of
common offences by students at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Paroi Jaya,
was commenting on the phase one projects that had not been completed
although they were extended three times. However, the contractors
involved would be asked to explain their problems soon.
who took the projects must complete it. The ministry will monitor their
development and give them a date to complete before any action is
taken," he added.
Earlier, in his speech, Mahadzir urged parents to cooperate with school authorities to tackle truancy among students. This responsibility, he added, should not be surrendered solely to the teachers as discipline begins at home.