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To curb incidents of ragging, CBSE conducts survey

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: September 1, 2014 3:39 am

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has conducted a survey to include views of both students as well as teachers on the issue of ragging in schools.

The move comes after a case of ragging came to light at a school recently.

Seeking a solution to the problem, the survey aims at covering all perspectives on ragging, ill-treatment, and physical assault faced by students.

Board officials said that the questions were prepared for both teachers and students, which were sent to them via email. The respondents were asked them to express their views.

The Board has collected statistics based on questions regarding students’ conduct, including use of foul language, ragging and related activities, and is likely to come up with preventive measures.

According to CBSE officials, students were asked about the number of times they were physically, verbally, and psychologically ill-treated by other students.

They were also asked specifics concerning the places at which such incidents occurred, such as bus stops, cafeteria or in school corridors.

The Board has also asked respondents whether they reported the incident to their teachers, heads of their school or their parents.

Students were also asked if they ignored the incident or fled the scene after being ragged, or took any action to stop such incidents in future.

CBSE has also included school teachers and officials in the survey and questioned them on the kind of misbehaviour they have witnessed about other students — ranging from clashes between students to threatening each other or resorting to abusive language.

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