Bengaluru: With PM Modi’s ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’ scheduled for February 16, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked schools to make necessary arrangements to ensure each student gets advice on how to handle exam stress. Educators from the state have taken this a step forward, saying they have planned more initiatives at the school-level including career guidance and equipping students with higher education options.
M. Srinivasan, president of the Managements of Independent CBSE Schools Association (MICSA), said, “While schools which use smart boards will ensure the interaction is aired in classrooms, budget schools will make one-way arrangements where students will gather at a common hall for the live telecast.” With proper guidance and counselling, including different reports of student assessment formed through the year, students will now have better opportunities and a higher level of exposure, he added. Some schools have forwarded the circular to parents as the date clashes with their respective model exam schedules. For instance, Manila Carvalho, Principal, Delhi Public School (East) says the telecast has been made mandatory for teachers and counsellors in the absence of class X and XII students. “Teachers will watch the address and take note of the main points during the interaction. This will be conveyed to students when they come to the school to collect their hall tickets along with the briefing on various exam-related issues,” she explained.
The CBSE has also asked schools to submit a report, including photos or a video of students hearing/viewing the live broadcast/streaming scheduled from 10.30 am to 12 noon.