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CBSE makes Health & Physical Education Compulsory for Class IX to XII

April 23, 2018, 6:25 am


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced Health and Physical Education Program for students of Class 9 to 12.

Health and Physical Education program will mandatory from Class 9 to 12 of all affiliated schools of CBSE. The Boards’s new guidelines make it mandatory for schools to have a daily sports period.

"Health is often a state of physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Hence we have decided to mainstream Health and Physical Education for classes IX to XII with the aim of preventing them from having a sedentary lifestyle or turn into couch potatoes," a senior CBSE official told PTI.

The CBSE has prepared a 150-page manual detailing sports guidelines for schools for classes 9 to 12 and methodologies for implementing them. CBSE had last month asked all schools to reserve one period every day for Health and Physical Education (HPE) especially for class IX to XII from session 2018-19.

A CBSE senior official said that "the whole process of Health and Physical Education (HPE) will be school based and implemented by school teachers only during Health and Physical Education (PE) period. The marks or grades will have to be submitted by schools on the CBSE website".

“The students will also have to do a project for which they can choose whether it will be an individual or group activity. From doing any cleanliness campaign to visiting a zoo, the project can be anything which involves an outdoor activity. Students will be graded for the pictures and other they material submit for the project,” the official added.

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