Anxious about board results? Call CBSE helpline

May 20th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Wednesday launched telephonic counselling to help students overcome anxiety and stress after the board results.
As a part of the board’s outreach programme this year, the CBSE started telephonic counselling, interactive voice response system (IVRS) and online counselling through its website.

“The students can call the telephone helpline from 8 a.m. to midnight from Wednesday to June 3. Psychological help will be provided to the students during this time to cope with post-result situations successfully,” CBSE public relation officer Rama Sharma said.

The CBSE will declare class 12 board exam results May 22.

There are about 18 helpline centres in India and three abroad - Dubai, Doha-Qatar and Kuwait.

“As many as 37 principals, trained counsellors from CBSE affiliated government and private schools, psychologists and social scientists will operate these telephone helplines individually,” Sharma said.

Students can also log onto CBSE website to get information and techniques to cope with post-result anxiety.

The counselling facility shall also be available to students of Class 10 whose results are expected to be declared later this month.

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