The relationship between academic achievement and the status of student health is acknowledged by the National Education Policy and Goals of the Kingdomof Saudi Arabia. Among its directives are the following: (1) Students are to start school with healthy minds, bodies and mental alertness necessary for learning. (2) There should be safe and disciplined school environment to ensure a physical and psychological well being of students. (3) An opportunity for all students to acquire healthy life skills and health education. (4) The maintenance of the development and the growth of the students “psychosocially, mentally and physically” in the school set-up, should be in circumstances similar to the home situation governed by Islamic teachings. (5) Free health care (preventive and curative) should be provided to all students.
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