Steps taken by CBSE to safeguard children from Coronavirus
CBSE has had a tough time this year conducting its annual exams. From Delhi riots to Coronavirus, CBSE witnessed many challenges. While the exams have been postponed, CBSE is doing everything to ensure students remain in good mental health in these uncertain times.
Even as the 23rd edition of free of cost CBSE annual pre-exam psychological live tele-counselling for students taking X/XII exam in 2020 is currently on from 8 am to 10 pm, the board has decided to start a helpline for students to create awareness on the pandemic Coronavirus. This facility is available on the same toll free no – 1800-11-8004 from 8 am to 8 pm, initially up to 31 March 2020.
CBSE has also played a proactive role in creating mass awareness in public by way of memes on social media platforms, issuing guidelines to students/ parents and the schools for creating awareness about coronavirus and its prevention. It even changed seating arrangements in exam halls to avoid the spread of virus.
As a precautionary measure, the Board decided to re-schedule the class X and XII 2020 exams, scheduled between 19 and 31 March. It has also suspended the evaluation work.
The dedicated corona virus safeguard tele-counselling service will be provided by additional trained counsellors who will deal with students/ parents for preventive interventions, reducing transmission and counsel on first aid to stop corona spread. They will also assist students to engage in useful and productive activities while at home.