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Iran giving much importance to school sport: Official

Tehran, An Iranina official has told the International School Sport Federation (ISF) that Iran attaches much importance to develop school sports and empower the students and teachers.

With several competitions, cultural and sport festivals annually, physical education is considered as a way to gain essential social skills and resilience. Schools also work as a talent pool to identify and direct gifted students towards the professional sport careers, ISF quoted Mahnaz Taslimi, the representative of Student Sport Federation of Iran as saying.

One of the priorities of Student Sport Federation of I.R. Iran is the empowerment of teachers and sport experts to offer quality physical education for all students, she added.

ISF is an international sports governing body for school sport. Founded in 1972 with 21 signatory nations (all European), the federation has been organizing international competitions to encourage education through sport and student athletes. It has 108 members from five continents.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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