The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to introduce a well-designed Health and Physical Education programme in schools especially for class 9 and class 10 students. The programme, which is expected to be introduced in next session, will be mandatory for all the affiliated schools across the globe.
"CBSE has decided to mainstream Health and Physical Education for classes IX to XII with the aim of holistic development of the child, leading to a well-balanced individual in all walks of life," a statement from the board reads.
"The aim of Mainstreaming Health and Physical Education is also to enable the students to attain an optimum state of health. Therefore, CBSE aims to provide a focussed curriculum for Health and Physical Education imbued with Life Skills in all its affiliated schools," the statement added.
Moreover, CBSE has directed schools to reserve one period for the Health and Physical Education programme from session 2018-19 onwards.
The board will soon publish the transactional strategies, detailed guidelines and methodology for administering the newly introduced Health and Physical Education programme on its official website.
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Currently, CBSE is conducting the board examinations for secondary and higher secondary students all over the world. The Board examination for Class 10 students started on March 5 and will end on April 4 whereas the Class 12 exam, which began on March 5 will culminate on April 12.
About the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE):
The Central Board of Secondary Education is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government of India. CBSE has asked all affiliated schools to follow the NCERT curriculum only. While there are 19,316 CBSE affiliated schools in India, 211 schools in 25 foreign countries come under the board.