The Education Ministry in Malaysia will soon appoint an independent auditor to monitor the effectiveness of the use of ICT in all schools.
This was necessary as almost 87% of schools in the country have either desktop computers or notebooks. It is important to know whether teachers are using the facilities effectively in the learning and teaching process and whether there are enough computers. Also is important to know whether the computers are lying idle or whether they have been supplied to schools which don't have power supply. The ministry had initially short-listed five companies for the auditor role, however three companies pulled out after he laid down stringent conditions.