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CBSE Introduces Fitness Courses for Class XI and XII Students

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With the objective of giving due attention to Sports Education, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched fitness and gym operation courses for Class XI and XII students with the aim of developing students’ physical and mental ability. Schools have been asked to set up in-house gyms so that students can exercise every day.

Vocational qualifications are work-related ones and they are designed to allow a student to learn skills employers are looking for, said the assistant education officer (physical education & sports), CBSE, Pushkar Vohra.

The board has come out with course content that consists of five units in theory and practical element focusing on working in a gymnasium. Schools have been asked to appoint a permanent post-graduate teacher in physical education.

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Students would undergo 15 days in-house internship training in the gym the board designates during summer holidays as they go from Class XI to Class XII. Schools or students can bear the cost for attending the internship training.

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