Dr. V. Binumon, the Principal of The Indian Community School Kuwait (ICSK), has been appointed as a counsellor for Kuwait region as part of the CBSE annual pre-examination counselling. This is the 19th consecutive year that CBSE will provide psychological counselling services to students at the time of preparation as well as during the examinations to overcome exam related stress. The Pre-Examination counselling for students and parents will begin from 9 February and will continue up to 22 April, 2017.
The counselling session will be carried via telephone and Dr. V. Binumon can be reached at the mobile number 00965 98821027 between 8:00 pm and 10 pm on all days from 9 February, 2017 to 20 April, 2017. Dr. V. Binumon is trained personnel who has a brilliant record as an Education Counsellor and is empathetic to the needs of students. He has undergone courses and training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy as well. Simultaneous to the counselling session, students and parents shall be instructed on techniques of harnessing stress and stress-related problems.
The CBSE annual counselling is an outreach programme which is carefully designed keeping the heterogeneity of students’ population and geographical spread. Multiple modes of communication such as telephonic counselling, Question Answer columns in newspapers and online counselling through CBSE website are used to reach out to more and more examinees during this phase.
CBSE Tele-Counselling is offered by Principals and trained counsellors from within CBSE affiliated schools located inside and outside India. It is a voluntary, free of cost service provided by the counsellors. This year 76 Principals, trained counsellors from CBSE affiliated government and private schools and few psychologists will participate in Tele-Counselling and address exam related psychological problems of the students. 60 of them are available in India while 16 are located in Nepal, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Jeddah, Sultnate of Oman, Al Khobar), UAE (Sharjah, Dubai, Ras Al-Khaimah) and Kuwait.
For the eighth year CBSE has arranged to provide counselling to differently abled children to take care of the needs and anxiety of special children. CBSE experts will answer queries of students through weekly Question Answer columns to be published in major national dailies during the month of February. Information related to examinations and techniques to cope with exam related anxiety is also provided at the CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in through micro link Helpline.
As challenges are a part of one’s life at different stages, one of the challenges during school years is learning to handle examination pressure. Therefore, equipping oneself to form these emotions in simple ways is the wisdom to move ahead in life with a healthy competition. When the students are writing exams, what one writes is not as important as how one writes. The students who are stressed should have a fear-free environment to produce great results in exams. This is the purpose of providing one with the pre-exam counselling. Students who have any stress related issues regarding the examinations may feel free to contact Dr. V. Binumon between 8:00 pm and 10 pm on all days from 9 February, 2017 to 20 April, 2017.