Scert discusses examination stress on students
Kohima, Jan. 28 (EMN): An education programme Pariksha Pav. 2.0 was ‘celebrated’ on January 28 in the State Council of Educational Research and Training (Scert) conference hall during which officials discussed the stress and anxiety examinations cause on students.
Delivering the keynote address for the event, the chairperson of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Awan Konyak said the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights along with the state commission for protection of child rights are conducting the programme across the country.
“These programme will provide a platform to students to talk about their concerns and anxieties and give them the opportunity to interact with counsellors and psychologist,” she said.
Konyak said the programme is to educated people on issues of stress among students due to examinations. She expressed optimism that the initiative would help students remove stigma attached to counselling and provide positive perceptions about it.
“Examination are a part of academic life. We cannot avoid it. Instead of it being a powerful experience it should be a joyful experience,” the commission’s chairperson said.
Konyak stated that in 2014-16 in India 26,900 students were lost to suicide mostly during examination and after declaration of results.
According to the chairperson, schools should be equipped to deal with students who have started to show trauma or anxiety. Parents should also seek professional help and also provide wholesome atmosphere at home, the gathering was told.
Delivering the welcome address earlier in the event, the director of the State Council of Educational Research and Training, T Sekhose said Pariksha Pav 2.0 is an important initiative that deals with issue and challenges confronting students.
Sekhose maintained that the Scert realised the challenges being posed to students and had started a counselling course since 2017 aiming to depute one male and female counsellor in all the government schools in the state.
Further, the director asserted that the best resources of the society, children, must be heard and that a platform must be provided to let them release their stress.
The inaugural programme was followed by technical session that discussed various topics concerning stress in schools and management, “examination stress,” and tips from parents and teachers.