IPOH: Environmental Education as a subject is expected to be introduced in schools and universities by 2019.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the draft of the proposal would be presented in Cabinet next year.
Wan Junaidi said the suggestion was made by him earlier this year, not only for the subject to be introduced at primary and secondary school levels, but right from kindergarten to university.
"We are already in the midst of discussions with the Education Ministry on the matter.
"Once the discussions are completed with top officials from the ministry (Education), we are hoping to bring it over to the Cabinet by mid of next year," he told a press conference after speaking at the "Asean Dialogue" session at the Pangkor Dialogue 2017 here on Tuesday.
Wan Junaidi said the subject would help in addressing issues like environmental pollution and the importance of sustainable development.
"We need to start from an early age to create awareness on the importance of protecting the environment, and as a subject in school, it will be a great step forward," he added.