COPS Indicator 14: Mandatory physical education in all government schools
|1||Antigua and Barbuda||Physical education is not mandatory in ALL Government schools : Physical Education is mandatory in government primary schools but not in private schools. |
Physical Education is mandatory in secondary schools until 1st form. However, the introduction of CXC Physical Education has led to more students continuing to take Physical Education up to 5th Form.
Information sourced from Mr. Shawn Samuel (Tel: 268-771-6193).
2012 Food & nutrition Security Policy states that Physical activity is optional -: 2012 Food & Nutrition Security Policy
|2||Bahamas||Mandatory Physical Education in government schools at both primary and secondary levels : Information sourced from Mr. Keith Saunders, Senior Education Officer for High School Physical Education (Tel: +1 242-502-2700)||Implemented||1|
|3||Barbados||Physical education is mandatory at public primary and secondary schools but in secondary schools it is not mandatory all the way up to 6th form : Government Secondary Schools of Barbados - 2018 Guide||Partially Implemented||http://mes.gov.bb/Download.ashx?file=Attachments%2F2018_+Common_Entrance_Booklet.pdf&name=2018+Common+Entrance+Booklet||1|
|4||Barbados||NationNews Article - 'PE at schools vital to NCD Fight'||Partially Implemented||http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/83171/pe-schools-vital-ncd-fight||0|
|5||Belize||Physical education is included in the National Curriculum for Primary Schools but there is no indication of it being in the curriculum of secondary schools. |
Supporting Evidence: National Curriculum for Primary Schools. http://www.belizeanstudies.com/uploads/1/1/7/3/117332085/national_curriculum_learning_outcomes_for_all_grades_2019-2020__for_electronic_devices.pdf
Supporting Evidence: World Data on Education.
|6||Dominica||PM calls for mandatory Physical Education in schools : Dominica Vibes (2011) Article - 'PM calls for more emphasis on physical education'||Partially Implemented||https://www.dominicavibes.dm/education-26431/||1|
|7||Grenada||Physical education is part of the core curriculum in pre- and primary schools. In secondary schools, physical education is part of the core curriculum at the junior level (Forms 1-3) but it is unclear whether it is compulsory for students at higher from levels. |
World Data on Education- Grenada (2010/11)
World Data on Education- Grenada (2006/7)
|8||Guyana|| Physical education is currently not compulsory : Details for Education Sector Plan 2014 - 2018 ||Not Implemented||https://www.globalpartnership.org/sites/default/files/a1_-_guyana_-_esp_2014-2018_-_21_september_2014.pdf||1|
|10||Jamaica||Currently, there is no mandatory physical activity in schools after grade nine (9) in Jamaica. However, the Minister of Education has expressed an intention to make physical activity programmes compulsory for all students at all levels : Jamaica Gleaner article 'Education ministry to make physical education mandatory for schools'||Partially Implemented||http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Education_ministry_to_make_physical_education_mandatory_for_schools?profile=1228 (2) 2018 article calling still expressing intention - https://jis.gov.jm/physical-activity-must-incorporated-teaching/||1|