Alimuddin: Hold sports week in middle of the year

KLANG: The Education Ministry wants all schools to reschedule their annual sports week from the beginning of the year to June.

Its director-general Tan Sri Ali­muddin Mohd Dom said this would give schools time to organise more sports competitions before holding the major sports meet.

The Ministry is putting increased emphasis on sports to help curb childhood obesity and other illnesses, he said.

Alimuddin added that there was a need to focus on children who don’t exercise and take part in sports.

“We can’t just focus on studies and leave out sports. Students must be active. We want schools to hold cross-country runs and more sports activities which involve other schools,” he said.

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