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SSC results: Counsellors try to pacify jittery students, parents

Those who attended calls yesterday, said the commonest queries from the anxious callers were related to timings of the result and procedure for securing Std XI admission

Thanks to the delay in declaring SSC results, the helplines started by the divisional boards and various NGOS in the city have been flooded with calls from the anxious students and their parents.

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Those attending the calls said some of the commonest queries they answered were related to timings of the result, procedure for securing Std XI admission and career options in case of a poor result.

Balasaheb Hyalij, counselor with Mumbai division board, said, “The day HSC results were announced, we received calls from anxious SSC students and a few parents inquiring about the date of their results.

But the inflow of calls reduced once the state board announced the date (June 17). We are expecting numerous calls once the SSC results are announced, especially from students seeking revaluation as well as photocopies of their answer sheets.”

Malini Shah, a senior counselor at Astha Chrysalis Foundation, said, “Over a period of time, the students have been becoming more pro-active.

Instead of getting nervous, they want know about possible alternatives if they do not fare well in exams. These days students are taking their results, even if bad, quite positively.”

Tips for parents
Decide on the stream after consensus between the student and a career counsellor 
Avoid questioning the child about his expected marks every now and then
Be prepared for good or bad news, as the results could be unexpected 
Do not sulk in front of your child. Instead support, listen and be compassionate

Tips for students
Go to collect your result with an open mind 
Do not hide scores from parents, even if they are poor or lower than expected 
Select a specific stream after thorough deliberation

Helplines
Divisional board: 27893756/ 27881075
Aasra: 27546667
Mind Temple: 26289792/ 26288928
Aastha Chrysalis: 9870496238

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