Venue: SMK Ahmad Maher, Kota Bharu
Yesterday I stopped by at the centralized training for Kelantan's chess team who will fly the state's flag at the national MSSM chess championship in two weeks time. The training was conducted by Mr. Sahadi, Mr. Nik Mazlan and Mr. Saufi. The players were given speeches, exercises and tips on chess. There were also sparring sessions between the players. Some of the students were having examinations when their teachers from their schools came with the question papers. This was done at night, while others proceeded with the training. This is to ensure that they will not be left out in terms of completing their academic requirements, thus enhancing the notion that co-curricullar activities and academic excellence do go hand in hand.