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Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said top officials from his ministry and the Education Ministry discussed the proposal and were receptive to the idea of having environmental education as a subject in schools. ― Picture by Yusof Mat IsaNatural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said top officials from his ministry and the Education Ministry discussed the proposal and were receptive to the idea of having environmental education as a subject in schools. ― Picture by Yusof Mat IsaPUTRAJAYA, Nov 2 — Discussions on the proposal to make environmental education a subject in the primary and secondary school syllabus were already held and the proposal is expected to be presented to the Cabinet next year.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said top officials from his ministry and the Education Ministry discussed the proposal and were receptive to the idea of having such a subject.

The implementation of this proposal, however, might take some time as it required further discussion,  besides ensuring enough teachers equipped to teach the subject, he told a press conference after attending the ministry-level TN50 programme, here,  today.

He said the Education Ministry would also evaluate whether it would be made an examinable subject or not.

Wan Junaidi is of the idea that environmental awareness should begin from an early age and thus be introduced as a subject at the pre-school level in order to provide early exposure to the importance of conserving the environment.

He also said that the ministry was looking into formulating and amending a number of laws related to environment to ensure environmental sustainability by 2050. — Bernama

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