Schools must avoid sowing seeds of division among students, says Halimah


KOTA TINGGI (Bernama): National Unity Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique wants school administrators including headmasters and principals to pay attention to racial unity and avoid sowing the seeds of division among students.

She said fostering the elements of unity among the people should start from an early age and in school.

"This is the basis of attitude formation to instil respect and acceptance between races, which is a very simple way to mould unity and harmony.

"I hope after this, principals will pay attention to this matter (unity) and avoid sowing the seeds of disunity among students, ” she told reporters after the Ihya Ramadan programme for the Kota Tinggi parliamentary constituency here Sunday (April 18).

She was asked to comment about a matter which went viral recently after a secondary school in the state segregated sporting activities based on race.

Halimah, who is also the Kota Tinggi MP, said such an incident should not happen not only in sports but in clubs and associations as well.

"I hope this will not happen again, ” she said.

At the same time, she said through the National Unity Policy and National Unity Blueprint 2021-2030 launched by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin recently, all ministries have been given the role and responsibility to promote unity in any field under the respective ministries.

On Saturday (April 17), Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin through a Facebook post said he was shocked and disappointed over the matter.

He said the ministry would take swift and appropriate action against the school.

Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican also criticised the school’s action, saying that it was inappropriate and backward. - Bernama

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