JOHOR BARU: The Education Ministry wants all state directors to review the contracts of security companies appointed to keep schools and children safe.
Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (pic) said some schools hired guards who do not have the basic knowledge or skills in providing security.
Mahdzir said the ministry has discussed the issue at the highest level and asked all state directors and district Education offices to look into the matter seriously.
He was commenting on an incident in which an eight-year-old girl in Terengganu was believed to have been molested in a storeroom by a stranger last Monday.
The girl was approached by the alleged molester asking for help to release a student trapped in a storeroom inside the school.
She backed out but the suspect carried her into the storeroom, where the victim screamed for help. The suspect panicked and let her go before running away and escaped by jumping over the school wall.