MUAR, Dec 7 (Bernama) -- The curriculum may be revised to make sports compulsory to relive the glory days of sports in schools, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said the education policy would be revised to give importance to sports as the Education Ministry wanted to produce students, who excel not only in academics but also co-curriculum.
"There are many co-curriculum activities. We have sports, clubs, associations and uniform units. I want to change the policy. Sports will be compulsory in schools," he said at the Sekolah Menengah Tinggi Muar alumni dinner here Sunday night.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said the ministry would introduce incentives to make this happen.
He also shared fond memories of his school days including taking part in a play titled "Uda dan Dara".
Muhyiddin later launched the school's heritage museum and approved a RM200,000 allocation for the setting up of the school's brass band.
Present was Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, who was Muhyiddin's classmate in Form Six in 1965 and 1966.
tunku : it is a very good idea and must be implemented soon as sports is a healthy activity for everyone and good for the country but before making it compulsory the ministry must make sure that the facilities must be there for each and every school to train it's students.sport facilities are still lacking in most of the schools.not every school has the same facilities.i hope muhyiddin will make these facilities available to every school in the country.at least each and every district in the country has the facilities.