Integrity and anti-corruption course compulsory for students in higher learning institutions

KUALA LUMPUR: The integrity and anti-corruption course will be compulsory for undergraduates who enrolled in all public higher learning institutions after October this year.

The subject would likely be compulsory for students from private higher learning institutions starting January next year.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Community Education Division assistant commissioner Mohd Nur Lokman Samingan (pic) said the course structure would focus on experience-based learning to enable students to better understand corruption and its impact on themselves and the country.

He said this came after the MACC’s Anti-Corruption Students Force, a programme for promoting character building and integrity among tertiary students in 2016.

He said following several pilot projects since 2018, the Higher Education Ministry had agreed to make the course a compulsory subject for undergraduates in all 20 public universities beginning in 2023.

“The course was taught by the university’s lecturers and MACC’s officers.

“When the course was taught at some institutions, we noticed that it was well received by students like it was something they had been waiting for.

“The experience-based learning was what made the subject interesting and eye-opening to them,” he said when met at the International Anti-Corruption Day 2023 at the Asia Pacific University (APU) here on Saturday (Dec 9).

Also present was the MACC deputy chief commissioner (prevention) Datuk Seri Norazlan Mohd Razali, APU chief executive officer Datuk Parmjit Singh, Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities executive director Devan G. Nagappan, MACC Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel member Datin Yasmin Ahmad Merican.

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