Political literacy needs to be a part of the school syllabus at an earlier stage, say university students

Voters’ rights: The decisions made in Parliament and in the political arena will have a direct impact on how we live our lives, points out an 18-year-old. — Bernama

BETTER exposure to political education is needed if Malaysia hopes to encourage more young people to go to the ballot box when elections take place.

Voicing their concern over the lack of political literacy within the youth demographic, some university and college students say that education on the electoral process and the importance of voting should be taught earlier in school so that the country’s youth will have a good grounding in politics and governance once they hit 18, the age at which they now become eligible to vote.

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