Hyderabad: Department of Intermediate Education is conducting a two-day student counselors training program on November 19 and 20 at Sarojini Naidu Vanita Maha Vidyalaya, Nampally here. P. Sabitha Indra Reddy, Education Minister, inaugurated the program.
The program was presided over by B. Janardhan Reddy, Secretary, Education Department, Syed Omer Jaleel, Commissioner & Secretary, Intermediate Education, organized “Student Counsellors” training program to curb the suicidal tendencies among the students to remove fear of examination and instill confidence in them. The minister expressed her happiness over her presence at Vanita Maha Vidyalaya as an Education Minister. She is the alumni of Vanita Maha Vidyalaya. She recalled her moments of +2 education in the Vidyalaya.
She stated that Intermediate is a turning point in one’ life. Both parents and teachers have to handle the +2 students with utmost care, as the +2 student faces a lot of physical, mental and hormonal (biological) changes. She appreciated the commissioner for taking up this program to safe guard the lives of students. She concluded by advising the the commissioner of Intermediate Education and secretary, Education department to extend the same program for all the private and corporate college lectures as most of the suicidal attempts are from the private and corporate junior colleges. The commissioner of Intermediate Education informed that similar training classes will be organized shortly for all the private junior colleges with their identified students counselors.
The Directorate of Intermediate Education has identified 404 junior lectures from the 404 government junior colleges as the student counselors. They attend the two day training program.
Syed Omer Jaleel, Commissioner & Secretary of Intermediate Education briefed the purpose and relevance of the training program. He said that the forth coming IPE 2020 should be free from suicidal attempts by the Intermediate students. He stated that all the Student Counsellors will be provided do’s and do not’s list at the end of the training to counsel the students.
Janardhan Reddy, Secretary Education Department explained 10 commandments to reduce stress and pressure among all the people especially the students. He also stated that both pressure and stress are inevitable in on’s life but with reasonable quantity to improve one’s quality. The secretary ordered the commissioner of Intermediate Education to extend the same program for all the principals of 404 government junior colleges, as the principal has a vital role in counseling the students.