Muhyiddin Wants More Sports In Schools 2009: Kuala Lumpur

Muhyiddin wants more sports in schools

KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 – The Education Ministry will study the issue of sports as a co-curricular activity in schools with the aim of
producing fit and healthy students. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Education Minister, said sports development in schools of late received little attention, especially from parents. “I think we might be missing something very important in life. Sports is for health, fun and bonding,” he said at the handing-over of RM200,000 the proceeds from the TSM Charity Golf, to 20 welfare bodies from all over the country, here, today. Therefore, he hoped parents would agree with his move to review the curriculum and co-curricular activities in schools, so that the students would not only be intelligent and knowledgeable but also active and healthy. Muhyiddin said he did not want the country’s education system to focus only on books and obtaining excellent examination results. “The students must also be active and alert, so they must take part in sports and other co-curricular activities that we emphasise on.” Muhyiddin said he observed that during his school days, Sports Day was a merry and much anticipated occasion compared to now.
“The whole town seemed to be participating directly or indirectly but now, we don’t see it anymore.

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