Education Minister: Anti-graft to be include in school syllabus

EDUCATION Minister Fadhlina Sidek announced that schools have been directed to include anti-corruption elements in their syllabus.

The Nibong Tebal MP said this is in accordance with a 1998 Education Ministry circular to include anti-corruption elements in the nation’s curriculum.

“The Education Ministry is strengthening moral values across every subject taught in schools, as well as specifically refining Islamic and Moral studies.Specific topics on the evils of corruption will be included in Malay language studies for secondary schools,” added Fadlina.

Fadhlina pointed out that in Moral education for primary schools, the value of honesty is instilled through the topic ‘Rakyat Jujur Negara Makmur’ (honest citizens, prosperous nation) in Standard 6.

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“Elements of prevention of corruption are included in Form 1 and 2 curricula titled ‘Rasuah Musuh Negara’ (Corruption an Enemy of the State),” she said in a written parliamentary response to Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai, who asked about the ministry’s plans to introduce anti-corruption teachings in primary and secondary schools.

The minister further added that anti-corruption elements have been added to Civic Studies both in primary and secondary school through four core values: love, respect, responsibility, and happiness.

Fadhlina noted that the Education Ministry is of the opinion that early exposure related to anti-corruption in school curriculum will educate students to hate the practice of corruption. — March 31, 2023


Main photo credit: Astro Awani

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