The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will offer counselling to de-stress pupils during exams, the Board has announced.
For the 20th consecutive year, CBSE will be providing psychological counselling facilities to students at the time of preparation as well as during the examinations to overcome the exam related pressure. The pre-examination psychological counselling for students and parents will commence on February 9 and will continue up to April 29.
The CBSE annual counselling is an outreach programme which satisfies the heterogeneous student population and vast geographical network of schools.
The counselling will be provided over the phone to students of all CBSE associated government and private schools. The provision will be available to CBSE affiliated schools located overseas as well.
A team of 90 Principals, trained counsellors from CBSE affiliated private and government schools, special educators and a few psychologists will participate in counselling over the phone and addressing exam related psychological problems of the students.
Out of these, 68 will be available in India and 22 abroad in Japan, Nepal, Oman, the UAE (Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah), Saudi Arabia (Al-Khobar, Jeddah), Kuwait, Singapore and Qatar.
The students can call on a toll-free number 1800 11 8004 from any part of the country to connect to the counsellors between 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Four special educators are specially appointed to help the differently-abled students.
Online advisory will also be available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Easy to follow advises to cope with exam-related anxiety will also be given at the CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in through micro link helpline,” it added.