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Sports and schools

By Zeina Shahzada - Aug 31,2020 - Last updated at Aug 31,2020

At times like these, the Ministry of Education should be intensifying outdoor sports activities for students, not ban them.

We expect the ministry to help students boost their immunity system, and what better way than to encourage them to play sports and engage in healthy habits. In fact, the ministry should use this as an opportunity to step up health awareness campaigns among students in general. Campaigns should focus on the often marginalised areas, such as healthy eating and substance abuse. Indoor and outdoor smoking should be banned once and for all on all school (and university) campuses.

Many students do not have access to outdoor space except at their schools. . To that end, I do hope the Ministry of Education reconsiders this decision and looks deeper into its consequences.

 

Zeina Shahzada

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