Muscat: Sridevi P. Thashnath, principal of Indian School Darsait, has been appointed as the post-exam Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Counsellor to provide counselling services to students and their parents to overcome common psychological problems and general queries after the declarations of Class X and XII results.
"The counselling sessions will begin from May 20 and will last till June 10, 2014. These will be from 8am to 10am on all working days. It is a voluntary, free of cost service that students of Indian schools across the Sultanate of Oman can avail of," the Central Board of Secondary Education's statement explained.
The Central Board of Secondary Education Counselling is an outreach programme which is carefully designed keeping the heterogeneity of students' population and its geographical spread. CBSE tele-counselling is largely offered by trained counsellors and principals from within the CBSE affiliated schools located in India and outside India.
A total of 54 experts including principals, trained counsellors from the CBSE affiliated government and private schools and a few psychologists will be available for tele-counselling. Out of these, 44 are from India and 10 counsellors are from outside India, including from Nepal, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Dammam, Jeddah), the UAE (Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah), Sultanate of Oman and Kuwait.
This is the 17th consecutive year that CBSE is providing counselling services to students and parents. During this phase, counselling facility for specially abled children has been arranged to take care of the needs and anxieties of special children with regards to the exam result. The students and parents who require assistance may reach the principal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 99432243.