The Key Perfor-mance Indicators (KPI) system to be applied to ministries should not be made public as it may lead to inaccurate deductions.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said that the results of the KPI were to assist the Government to measure and monitor its performance.
“That is an administrative matter. It’s not to be exposed,” he told reporters after launching a blood donation drive jointly organised by the Barisan Nasional component parties – Umno, MCA and MIC – and the Lions Clubs of Johor Jaya and Masai.
He also said the public may not make an accurate assessment as various ministries were evaluated under different KPIs.
Mohamed Khaled pointed out that for instance, the KPI for the Defence Ministry and the Higher Education Ministry had differing criteria for assessment.
He also said publicly announcing KPI results may lead to rankings, which may then be interpreted as the only thing that matters.
However, in the final analysis, it is Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s prerogative on whether or not to make the KPI public.
“I believe there is a need to measure what we are doing and how successful we have been,” he said.
Mohamed Khaled added that the public universities had also been given the task to come up with their own KPI systems to ensure the quality of education.