Maszlee: Green campaign to target children

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  • Monday, 29 Oct 2018

SIMPANG RENGGAM: The Education Ministry will start an environmental campaign next year involving kindergartens and schools in the district.

Its minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pic) said the campaign would focus on the 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) to instil environmental awareness among students.

“Among other programmes in the campaign is turning food waste into compost,” he told reporters after attending a closed-door meeting with stakeholders on water and rubbish-related issues in the district.

Dr Maszlee said the ministry would monitor the success of the campaign in schools here before extending it to other schools nationwide.

At present, he said several schools in Sabah and Sarawak had already conducted such a campaign where they turned food waste into compost fertiliser.

He said that it was important to start early to create better awareness of environmental issues.

One way to achieve this was to involve school children, he added.

Separately, Dr Maszlee said the ministry had directed state education departments to be prepared for floods during the examination period.

“We have a standard operating procedure to be followed by the state education departments should the schools be hit by floods during major national examinations towards the end of the year,” he said.

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