Students required to declare health status before joining in school activities, says Negri Education Dept

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan Education Department has requested students to declare their health status to the school authorities before participating in any indoor or outdoor classroom activities, especially those involving physical activities.

Its director, Datuk Dr Roslan Hussin also urged parents and guardians to inform the school about the health status of their children to ensure that all relevant information was taken into account by the school authorities, to avoid any untoward incidents.

"On our part, all procedures have been implemented before any activities are carried out, including ensuring that all equipment and weather conditions are taken into consideration by the school authorities.

"We fully comply with the guidelines set by the Education Ministry," he told Bernama here on Saturday (April 20).

He said this in response to the incident involving a Form Two student of Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Jaafar in Gentam, Kuala Pilah here, who passed away after collapsing during in a cross-country run yesterday.

The student was known to suffer from a hole in the heart. - Bernama

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