Monday, 6 May 2013

CBSE may offer health education next year

Secondary Education (CBSE), according to a senior health ministry official. 'Health Education' is likely to be taught between class 4 and class 10.

"We are in advanced talks with officials of ministry of human resource development and National Council of Educational Research and Training to make this happen," said Jagdish Prasad, director general, health services.

The basic framework and contents for the course are already being designed and developed by National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, a think-tank under the health ministry. It is likely to take four to six months to finalise the shape of the textbooks.

"We are hopeful that the course would get introduced as soon as next academic session. We intend to keep the content simple," said Prasad on the sidelines of a CII conference, which launched a platform to explore feasible public-private partnership models in the area of diabetes.

Once the subject is launched by CBSE, the government plans to begin consultation with the state governments to introduce it in different state boards.
Source - economic times.