Prakashchandra Mishra, a counsellor primarily based in Mumbai, stated college students nonetheless name to ask if the board examinations might be carried out and in that case will they be on-line or offline.
“I hold telling them that it doesn’t matter what, it’s all the time greatest to be ready in order that when the exams occur, you aren’t caught with out preparation. I get calls from anxious dad and mom who’re scared that their wards could not be capable to write a 3-hour query paper as a result of they’re too used to on-line research. I inform them to get the ward follow by fixing the final three to 5 years query papers throughout the prescribed time, in order that they know the place they’re missing and how briskly they should write. I even get calls from principals asking what they will do if the scholars should not becoming a member of on-line lessons. I inform them to get the kid to put in writing assignments and submit them on time. After correcting the assignments, I inform them to offer them again to the scholars in order that they’ve ready-made materials obtainable on the final minute to review,” Mishra stated.
Bhagwan Pandekar, one other counsellor primarily based in Pune, stated most calls he will get are from college students asking if the board will delay the examinations on account of rising Covid circumstances.
“The scholars are additionally pressured about them not having bodily lessons, not having accomplished the syllabus amongst others. Whereas many college students had attended on-line lessons, there nonetheless is a big variety of college students who didn’t be a part of any on-line lessons and it’s actually onerous for them. The frequency of calls will increase as exams draw nearer and even throughout outcomes. I’d advise college students to focus on their textbooks and nothing else at this level. Remedy the workout routines given in every textbook and that will be sufficient to attain nicely. Additionally, make sure that you don’t imagine in any posts on social media about exams and belief solely the state board web site or your respective faculty for any data,” added Pandekar.
The Central Board of Secondary Schooling has had counsellors for a very long time . The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Larger Secondary Schooling began counseling services to assist college students face examination stress and different studies-related issues in 2014.
The concept was to assist normal X and XII college students sope higher with the exma a-related stress and hold them calm and composed for exams.