AS a parent of four children, I support the idea of incorporating sports into the school timetable as this will provide a more all-rounded education.
As it is, too much emphasis is placed on academic development that school has become a boring institution.
Subjects like Physical Education are usually neglected. Teachers find all sorts of excuses to cancel PE classes, like the weather is too hot for such activities. Sometimes it is even used as a punishment because the class is too noisy, etc. At times, the PE class is replaced with tuition class instead.
In fact, in my children’s school, all extracurricular activities for Year 6 students are cancelled and in its place, extra tuition classes are held to prepare the students for the UPSR exam. This is an unhealthy practice indeed.
I hope the Education Ministry will ensure that this 1Student, 1Sport policy will be implemented properly or else it will be another subject on the sideline.