CBSE to Make Health & Physical Education Compulsory in All Schools | Check Details

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has now planned to bring the Health and Physical Education into the academic curriculum

After a long contemplation, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has now planned to bring the Health and Physical Education into the academic curriculum. The newly planned Health and Physical Education course will start from the upcoming academic session of 2018-19 across all schools in India affiliated with CBSE.

Why is CBSE making Health& Physical Education compulsory in schools

In a circular released recently, the board has directed CBSE affiliated schools to introduce the new programme especially for the students of Class 9 and 12. The programme has been made mandatory for all, irrespective of the student, either boy or girl.  According to the board, the idea behind streamlining the new programme is to start a regime of overall holistic development of child’s mind, body and soul. The Health and Physical Education will keep the children well balanced, hence concentrating more on studies and memorizing lessons. Apart from that, the new programme will imbibe in the best possible life skills and you may never know, anyone may get the opportunity of honing their sports and lifestyle abilities on the field and may find their career related to it.

Meanwhile, the schools have also been directed to set the new timetable for the students of classes 9 to 12  accommodating a separate period for  Health and Physical Education for every day.

More details on CBSE’s new plans to enhance the academic curriculum

Last year also the rumors were rife that CBSE will soon make Health and Physical Education compulsory across all its schools. However, the board has now given it a nod has asked 19316 schools recognized by CBSE to strategies the new programme from the next session and to deliver all the knowledge about it to the students as well as to their parents.

However, the new plan of introducing Health and Physical Education in the academic curriculum from the very next session has been welcomed by the students as well as by their parents, but the true picture of this trailer can only be determined once the session gets kicked off from April and what arrangements have been made by the respective schools to facilitate their students with new order passed.


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