According to a parliamentary reply by the Education Ministry, the firm was paid some RM20.56 million to prepare the document.
Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming said this was a waste of taxpapers’ money.
He said McKinsey is a general management consultancy firm without expert knowledge in education, especially compared to experts in the task force for the project.
“As far as I know, this is the first time external consultants have been used to draft a Malaysian education blueprint and at this cost,” he told a press conference at the Parliament lobby today.
He said the money could have gone to other projects that could directly benefit students and teachers.