Education minister honors winners of King Abdullah II Award for Physical Fitness

Amman, Deputizing for Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince, the Minister of Education, Omar Al-Razzaz, on Thursday honored winners of the King Abdullah II Award for Physical Fitness at its 13th edition.

Launched in 2005, more than 600 thousand students representing 2704 schools across the Kingdom took part in the 2018 competition.

In a speech he delivered on the occasion at the Prince Hamzah Hall at Al Hussein Youth City, Al-Razzaz said the award shows the creative potential of Jordan’s young men and women and the importance of unleashing their talents as His Majesty King Abdullah II and the Crown Prince pay constant attention to them.

The minister said the ministry is seeking to expand school sports to boost fitness activities as they have a positive impact on our culture.

On future plans, he said the school sport programme will regain its momentum as of the beginning of next school year, and noted the ministry will not give up the sports classrooms as these activities are significant in physical and moral education.

Al Razzaz praised the role of the Royal Society for Health Awareness as a key co-partner of the ministry in the award patronage since its inception.

This Royal initiative seeks to encourage youth to become more physically active and lead healthier lifestyles.

Source: Jordan News Agency