The proposal to introduce an anti-corruption subject at the school level is more suitable if it is implemented as a single topic in existing subjects.
National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) secretary-general Harry Tan Huat Hock said anti-corruption can be a new and major topic in Islamic education, moral education or civic and citizenship education.
“NUTP supports the proposal 100 per cent, but not as one subject or as a new subject for pupils, because existing subjects are already too many.
In fact, the topic's exposure should be extended from primary school to university level and to the top management in any administrative sector,” he told Bernama in Kuala Lumpur today.
He said although the corruption issue involves only adults, children should be exposed at an early age to the dangers of corruption.
Yesterday, a non-governmental organisation, the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), proposed that the government introduce an anti-corruption subject in the Islamic education and moral education syllabus at the school level.
The suggestion is to enable students to learn about the negative effects of corruption and to cultivate good values and integrity among the younger generation, thereby helping to strengthen the efforts of the MACC to combat graft.