‘Include graft in syllabus’

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

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PUTRAJAYA: Anti-graft topics should be incorporated into the school syllabus, said National Union of the Teaching Profession chairman Hashim Adnan.
This would be a more feasible option instead of setting up anti-graft secretariats in teacher training colleges.
“NUTP feels that deploying anti-corruption personnel to train trainee teachers is not feasible and will not be as effective as introducing the topics in school syllabus or curriculum,” he told the New Straits Times yesterday.
Hashim said as Moral and Islamic studies were taught in schools, anti-graft topics could stand on their own as a subject.
“Corruption is a shared problem and it should be tackled together through the help of teachers, parents and community as they are the best examples.
“By introducing it as a topic or incorporating it into the school syllabus, it can be communicated to students effectively,” Hashim said.
Cuepacs president Datuk Omar Osman shared similar sentiments, saying the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the Education Ministry should discuss the idea and get input from teachers and parents.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (prevention) Datuk Sutinah Sutan had said anti-graft secretariats would be set up at in teacher training colleges this year.
Meanwhile, MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed said MACC’s corporate integrity pledge programme was no mere rhetoric as it would help bolster the image of private companies.

Read more: ‘Include graft in syllabus’ – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/include-graft-in-syllabus-1.102129#ixzz1zbwfozOI

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