Higher education students to be tested for fitness

Experts have praised new policies that encourage physical education at universities, which will see students being tested on their fitness levels, write Luo Wangshu and Liu Ce for China Daily.

"This is the perfect time for such a policy," said Mao Zhenming, dean of Beijing Normal University's sports college. "The physique of students from primary to high school has stayed steady for the past five years, thanks to a state-level project. However, college students are still growing weaker...This policy will trigger schools and students to pay more attention to health and exercise.”

The policy will see students' physique and fitness added as a factor in evaluating their performance at university, Wang Dengfeng, director of physical, health and arts education for the Ministry of Education, told China Youth Daily.
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