By 2025, a sports school for kids with special needs will be established, according to Fadhlina Sidek, the minister of education.
“The Education Ministry (KPM) is in the process of finalising infrastructure and the type of sports that would be included as well as the aspects of coaching,” she said adding that the school would be based in Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan.
According to Fadhlina, the ministry has committed to ensuring a sports culture among children with special needs, in line with the development of human capital and to promote a healthy lifestyle. This includes opening a sports school specifically for children with special needs.
“Student intake for each segment would be decided according to the type of sports offered,” she told reporters after presenting the 2022 Education Ministry-Malaysian Schools Sports Council (MSSM)-Milo Awards, here today.
Muhammad Azeem Mohd Fahmi, the nation’s sprinting star, received the KPM Gold Award from Fadhlina during the awards ceremony, which recognised accomplishments in 13 categories among students, teachers, and ministry personnel.
The “Anugerah Pendidikan Khas” was given to two swimmers, Bryan Lau Sze Kai (he) from Johor and Brenda Anellia Larry (she) from Sabah. Muhammad Amir Izwan Tan Abdullah from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Gunung Rapat, Perak, received the “Excellence in Coaching Award” for his involvement in athletics.
The KPM-MSSM-Milo Awards were created in 1968 as a way to recognise students who excelled in their chosen sports as well as those who helped schools develop their sports programmes.