KANGAR, Feb 16 (Bernama) — The Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail called on students to excel in both their studies and sports to be truly excellent citizens.
“Though sports and education are synonymous and complement each other in the day-to-day activities of students, it is hoped that students will never ever neglect academic achievements.
“An athlete who excels in his studies will be able to manage himself better and is capable of planning a better life in the long term besides having good self-esteem and moral character,” he said when opening the ‘Titian Kasih Mega’ Programme at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Syed Alwi, here today.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin said the public should understand that the field of sports nowadays was not just a last option if one was poor academically.
“The field of sports can also be a long-term career option like other professional fields if carried out with dedication. Schools and parents should provide support to children to engage in sports because they can become certified coaches or athletes someday,” he said.