The overall physical health status of students in the whole country shows a trend of "gradual improvement".
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 6 (Reporter Hu Hao) the reporter learned from the Ministry of Education on the 6th that the results of the examination and review of the national students' physique and health standards showed that the qualified rate of the national students' physique test in 2018 was 91.91%. The excellent and good rate was 30.57%. From 2016 to 2018, the overall physical health status of students across the country showed a trend of "gradual improvement."
Wang Dengfeng, director of the Department of physical Health and Art Education of the Ministry of Education, said that from 2016 to 2018, the failure rate of students' physique test decreased from 12.0% to 8.09%, down 3.91 percentage points. The good rate rose from 21.9% to 24.37%, an increase of 2.47 percentage points, and the excellence rate rose from 4.6% to 6.2%, an increase of 1.6 percentage points. The good rate and excellence rate of primary and junior middle school students are increasing year by year.
It is understood that in order to promote the health of primary and secondary school students, the Ministry of Education has made great efforts to increase physical education, extracurricular exercise and health education, reduce the unnecessary academic burden of primary and secondary school students, and ensure it from the aspects of strengthening teachers, venues, facilities, systems, and so on.
Statistics show that the number of physical education and health teachers in primary and secondary schools increased from 566000 in 2015 to 653000 in 2018, an increase of about 87000. The proportion of primary and secondary school sports grounds (halls) meeting the standard increased from 68.6% in 2015 to 89.6% in 2018, and the proportion of sports equipment meeting the standard increased from 72.9% in 2015 to 94.6% in 2018.