Letter to Editor: Need of Educational Counsellors in School

After passing the secondary school examination, a candidate has to make a very difficult choice from a number of streams available to him for further study at the senior school level. There is no valid mechanism to assess the suitability of a candidate for a particular stream. Write a letter to the Editor of a national daily emphasising the need of educational counsellors for guidance in this matter in each school. You are Vinita/Vinay, 48, Agra Fort, Agra.

48, Agra Fort
Agra

2 March, 20xx

The Editor
The Times of India
Fort Road
Agra

Subject: The Need of Educational Counsellors in Schools

Sir

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention towards the need of educational counsellors in every school for proper guidance.

In this modern and competitive time, the fight for better marks and career is cut throat among the youngsters. After passing the secondary school examination, a candidate has to make a very difficult choice from a number of streams available to him or her for further studies at the senior school level.

Students are often misguided by others, not to mention the fake advertisements seen everywhere about expert guidance, ready to cheat the needy and unsuspecting students and their parents.
There is no valid mechanism to assess the suitability of candidates for a particular stream. Students opt for subjects under the influence of peer or parental pressure without considering their own preferences and capabilities. Students, later, regret their decisions, which by then already affect their psyche.

The ministry of HRD should be serious towards the career of the students. A special post of educational counsellor should be created in every school so that the students and parents can discuss their issues and concerns and clarify their doubts regarding further education.

This will certainly give them some relief from the unnecessary worries. Proper guidance is very important for shaping the young minds.

Hoping for favourable consideration soon, for the welfare of the students.

Thank you

Yours sincerely
Vinay Kumar

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