Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed the hope that the civics education introduced in schools last June will shape a community and individuals who are responsible, caring and considerate of others.
He said these qualities are very important in community life to ensure that every individual does not do things to worsen the environment around them.
“I believe that not only our children will become civic-minded but also their teachers, as they will assimilate the civic values even as they teach.
“As such, believe me, our country will be developed, clean and highly-regarded by the world community," he said when officially launching the national-level Civics Education 2019, here.
Civics education takes up one hour in the fourth week of every month during the teaching of the Bahasa Melayu, English, Islamic Education, Moral Education and History subjects as well as during the assembly and co-curricular activities.