CBSE Chairperson pens an emotional note to parents ahead of Board Exams

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New Delhi, Updated on Feb 14, 2020 16:12 IST

She asked the parents to recognise the unique potential of the child rather than compare with others. This would lead the children into becoming entrepreneurs and innovators.  

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Chairperson Anita Karwal IAS has penned an emotional note asking parents to support their kids. Few days before the board exams, the CBSE chairperson requested the parents not to fulfil their own dreams by means of their children. She suggested parents to empower their kids to face life head-on. She asked the parents to recognise the unique potential of the child rather than compare with others. This would lead the children into becoming entrepreneurs and innovators.  

More than 50 lakh Class 10 and Class 12 students from CBSE-affiliated schools from India and abroad are set to appear for the annual board examinations from February 15. She urged parents to ensure that their child develops confidence in form of their rock-solid support that if ever kid needs to cope with adverse situations, the kid do it without being disheartened or disillusioned. 

She shared some last-minute preparation tips for students appearing for board exams. Ms Karwal also urged the parents to ensure the following things for board exam-appearing students:

  • Parents along with their child must check the location of exam centre at least a day before the starting of the examination. The parents can use CBSE Exam Centre Locator App (available for Android phones) to get exact location
  • Make sure the kid goes to the examination center wearing school uniform only, and having school ID card
  • The child is meant to reach the examination centre by 9.45 am. Parents and kids must note that entry into the examination centre is not allowed after 10 am. So, the child must leave for examination centre keeping a tab on traffic, distance, VIP Visits in the city, weather conditions, etc. 
  • Make sure that the child is sufficiently rested on the day of exams and is having healthy food throughout
  • Check that your child is having only - school identity card, admit card, pen, pencil, eraser, scale, and sharpener. These items are meant to be carried in a transparent pouch in which things could be seen from the outside 
  • Make doubly sure that the child is not having wallet, purse, mobile, etc. in the examination centre
  • Talk about the ramifications of getting involved in unethical means or practises during examination, and make them pledge not to do so 
  • Explain to the child and make them commit to not indulge in spreading rumours and not believing in fake videos and messages uploaded on social media
  • Make the child mindful of the continuous need to keep discipline in the examination centre
  • If the child comes under Benchmark Disabilities, then be cognisant that the Board has made guidelines for your child as per circular number No. CBSE/COORD/112233/2019 dated April 12, 2019
  • If your child is a Diabetic, then be aware that the Board has made provisions for your child as per circular number CBSE/Coord/ASC/112567/2046 dated Feb 21, 2017

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