Civics Class Is Making A Comeback In 2019 To Teach School Kids About Anti-Corruption

It will also be introduced in preschools.

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The Civics subject, which was removed from school syllabus in November 2014, will be making a comeback in mid-2019 with a new look

"We don't have specific subject on anti-corruption, so what we are going to do is to include it as one of the topics in the Civics subject, which we will introduce," Education Minister Maszlee Malik was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini yesterday, 13 November. 

Maszlee spoke to reporters after opening the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)-MOE Consensus Forum in Putrajaya yesterday. 

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Apart from anti-corruption, the subject will also be teaching other elements of civic-mindedness

The Education Minister revealed that students will also be taught human rights, road safety, and environmental awareness

"It is not going to be a must-pass subject, but it will be a compulsory subject to take," Maszlee added.

Anti-corruption will also be introduced in preschools to instill good values. 

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After its abolishment, Civics was taught through the syllabus of three other subjects

In 2014, then Deputy Education Minister Datuk Mary Yap announced that Civics would be taught through Islamic Studies, Moral Studies, and History beginning 2017 after its abolishment, according to mStar.

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