Ministry suspends CCTV for schools

Ministry suspends CCTV for schools

The Education Ministry has suspended a project to install closed-circuit cameras under the Safe Zone School project after it found irregularities in the procurement of the new cameras.

Amnat Wichayanuwat, the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) secretary-general, said the project was launched in the South in 2014 to improve surveillance in blind-spots for the safety of educational personnel.

The project continued until late last year when the ministry found that the project's officials had sought to buy new cameras worth 64 million baht.

Mr Amnat said Obec had no policy to purchase new cameras. Instead, it had given instructions to local authorities to repair existing cameras which were faulty or out of order.

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