NSC taking over BJSS. Even former DG says NO to it

Dato Wira Mazlan Ahmad is a name that is synonymous with Malaysian Sports.

And when the former National Sports Director speaks, it is well received by those in the industry.

Hence the views of Dato Mazlan were sought on the article regarding the possible take over of the Bukit Jalil School.

And the man who was largely instrumental in convincing the Ministry of Education to start a sports school is not agreeable for NSC to take over BJSS.

“ It is not a good idea and not something that I will confine,” said Mazlan who served as NSC Director General from 1994 to 2005.

“ From what I understand a requested was made to MOE last year but was initially rejected.

“ Yes

A request ws made last year but was rejected.

“ The MOE had plans for more sports schools but due to Budget constraints this plan had to be aborted .

“ The NSC can have its idea by converting its present hostels into mini sports schools but not to take over the administration of a school as a whole.

“ The sports schools has already produced results with several medalists even at Olympics.

“ And their second sports school in Bandar Penawar has produced two SEA Games 100m gold medalists.

“ Surely they are on the right path. Perhaps they can do with more assistance in terms of better coaches that NSC can fund and provide.”

Having also served the MOE as the Chairman of its Sports Advisory Panel, Mazlan is all the more qualified to comment in this matter,

“ We need more sports schools in the country to help our athletes reach higher performances.” added Mazlan.

“ NSC should focus on churning out world beaters and leave the matter of education to the experts.

“ They can complement the education efforts by providing tutors or extra classes for these elite athletes at their cost.”