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Jul 26, 2009

Make sports compulsory for students!

Malaysia had better take note of Singapore’s aggressiveness with its schools' sports programmes. In fact, their small sized nation makes it much easier for them to implement their programmes, but that should not be Malaysia's excuse for not being serious like them.

Not only does Singapore have the elite and sports schools in place, but they have gone a step further with their Sports Education Programme. It was introduced two years ago in a partnership between the Singapore Sports Council and Ministry of Education. It is a dollar-to-dollar matching grant of up to S$10,000 for schools, higher institutions, Universities and others to take up sports programmes.

Malaysia had failed so far to emphasis on physical education and sports in schools. We have never take serious of the development of the sports performance for students. It will be great if we address this issue immediately and learn from our neighbour if we are serious in producing world class athletes.

The famous sports like football and athletics in our nation lack of capable athletes nowadays. Decades ago, we produced Ravindran, Soh Chin Aun, Shukor Salleh, Santokh Singh, Mokhtar Dahari, Wong Choon Wah, Hassan Sani, Arumugam, Chow Chee Keong, Abdah Alif, James Wong, Isa Bakar, Bakri Ibni, Lim Teong Kim (football) and M. Jegtahesan, Rajamani, Rabuan Pit, Romzi Bakar, Nordin Jadi, G Shanthi (athletics). And we had a lot athletes from other sports too. Now our nation extinct of such powerful heroes, who we can blame in this issue?

Well, this time I’m not going to blame anyone for the failure of our sports performance. I hope government emulates Singapore’s strategies by giving up their egotism. We must as well as go to the "roots", I mean the schools, universities, and colleges to make compulsory of sports participation for all students unless for those having missive health problem. And sure for government need to allocate more funds for students sports programms.

In conclusion, I would like to see Malaysia will be featured in Olympic Gold medal tally in future. That’s the reason why wrote this, and I hope my cents of words can reach the authorities and heard by them to improve our nation’s sports performance. We can do it!

MALAYSIA BOLEH!

THE POTENTIAL ATHLETES:

AZIZULHASNI AWANG (THE POCKET ROCKETMAN)

NICOL DAVID (HOPE SQUASH WILL TAKEN AS AN EVENT IN LONDON OLYMPIC 2012)

LEE CHOONG WEI

JOSIAH NG
AND FEW OTHERS.....

THE LEGENDS:

RABUAN PIT

DR M. JEGATHESAN (THE FLYING DOCTOR)

MOKHTAR DAHARI (SUPER MOKH)

ARUMUGAM (SPIDERMAN)

G SHANTI

AND MUCH MORE...

4 comments:

DEVA said...

hey man!

good suggestion!

Satish said...

Memang pun Malaysia Boleh.

but sadly, seems like even sports boils down to race...& that is Malaysia's biggest mistake..& it will cost us dearly in future.

FAM is one good example.

I just hope one day, as soon as possible, we stop putting race as a criteria for anything.

Ibrahim said...

it should be made compulsory for encouragement and physical fitness but marks should not be counted for each student.

A student with extra ordinary skills,state or national player must be promoted and given additional marks which would count...

sports must made compulsory in schools, everyone must follows with proper regulations...

I think the sports should be taken more seriously and parents should admit children in schools only where there is special time for sports.

de minimis said...

Sport is different to, say Latin – it encompasses life choices (most importantly, a concern for physical fitness, but also working in a team etc) that ought to be encouraged in all students. Extra classes for interested students can take place separately, and often do in the form of fixtures with other schools, championships etc. Sport shouldn’t be seen as an alternative to academia, an either/or – it should be a part of every student’s life in addition to their other studies.

If the opposition is correct about the heavy workload involved in schools, then students are that much more likely not to choose PE in an environment where it is voluntary, and the quality of our children’s health will be even worse. Much better to keep being healthy compulsory, and reform the pressures elsewhere in the curriculum.