Education DG: School cross country run where student died had followed guidelines

GUA MUSANG: The recent cross country event organised by SM Sains Tuanku Jaafar in Kuala Pilah, Negri Sembilan, followed existing guidelines, said Education director-general Azman Adnan.

He said there was no question of holding the school administrator accountable, despite the unfortunate incident of a student collapsing during the event.

The student subsequently died in hospital.

"Every cross country event adheres to existing guidelines, and there is no basis for taking action against the school administrator," he told reporters when asked to comment on the matter after attending the Madani Education Tour Programme at the Batek Orang Asli settlement in Kampung Kuala Koh, Pos Lebir, here today.

On April 19, 14-year-old Form Two student Nuqman Naufal Shamsul Fadzli collapsed just 50m before the finish line during a cross-country run.

Earlier today, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad had said his ministry would work with the Education Ministry to review the guidelines for outdoor activities for schools. — Bernama

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