In order to map the situation of the existing guidance and counseling facilities at the affiliated schools across the country, CBSE has designed a questionnaire which they need to fill and revert back by 20 May 2016. The CBSE has sent a circular to all the heads of the affiliated schools under its ambit, mentioning filling up the questionnaire and send it on time.
The circular mentions the requirement of guidance and counseling to the students apart from the regular teaching and educational activities that the schools undergo. This could help children having self-actualization and develop their capabilities to the fullest. CBSE is the first and perhaps the only board which had started psychological counseling services in its affiliated schools, way back in the year 1998. Under the programme presently, there are mainly two phases in which the students are guided by the schools. The Phase I of the programme provides consultation to the students while they are into preparation and are going through their exams. The Phase II of the programme provides consultation at the declaration of results, when the students wonder about their future career prospects and choices.
The schools, through free services provided by the principals and trained counselors; provide counseling services through telephonic conversation, online counseling and putting support materials in the Q&A section of the official website and leading newspapers. The questionnaire designed by the board would analyze the existing situation of the counseling services provided at the schools, making it easier for the Board to understand the effectiveness of the programme before the results of the CBSE class 10 and 12 gets out.