Sports should be integral to a person’s life. This is due to the benefits in health that can be derived from it and also skills such as strategic thinking and teamwork can be learnt. Most Berry Readers have benefitted from participation in various sports, but most voluntarily participated in the sport activities of their choice. As such, Berry Berry Easy would like to highlight to all students the latest 1Student 1Sport policy introduced by the Ministry of Education in Malaysia.
1Student 1Sport Policy – 1Murid 1Sukan (1M 1S)
What: 1Student 1Sport Policy
Significance: Compulsory participation in sports for students
Brief explanation of the 1Student 1Sport Policy
- To encourage students to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.
- It is assured that academic results would not be affected, instead making the students all-rounders.
- It is hoped that schooling hours not be extended to reduce logistical issues to parents.
- Secondary school students will be getting 90 minutes every week to participate in the sports event of their choice.
- Likewise, primary school going children will get an hour every week.
- Currently, secondary school students only spend 80 minutes in Physical Education while 60 minutes is spent for primary school children.
- Those with poor health can be exempted from this policy.
- Sport grant (annual) will be increased from RM2.40 for every student to RM6.00 for secondary school students and RM4.00 for primary school students.
- 3 million students, teachers and MOE staffs will be involved in simultaneous runs held all over the country.
- The main event named 1Student 1Sport 1Malaysia Simultaneous Run will take place in Taiping’s Padang Esplanade on 2nd July 2011 (7:45am).
- The simultaneous runs are non-competitive in nature.
- It is hoped that record for “The Largest Participation of School Students in a Run” category in the Malaysia Book of Records be set.
- The run is also open to the public.
- Closing date for registration is 23rd June 2011.
What do you think of this policy? Would it improve upon the current system? Should students be encouraged to participate in sporting events? Would this make them all-rounders?