Record pass percentage in SSLC; inadequate Plus One seats in state?
Thiruvananthapuram: Though the number of students who have become eligible for higher secondary education is less than that of previous year, the number of Plus One seats in the state may fall short.
Even though there is an increase in pass percentage for SSLC exams, the number of students who attempted and who passed the exams are less than last year.
In view of the Covid pandemic, many expats and other state residents have returned to Kerala which could result in high demand for Plus one seats.
Education Minister C Raveendranath had said that everyone will have seat for higher education if Plus One, ITI and Polytechnic seats are considered. However, government is considering to increase the intake capacity.
Though 20 percent hike in seats were implemented last year, many students couldn’t get the desired combinations at the desired schools. Some schools witnessed huge rush while many couldn’t get the combination they wanted.
Even if seats are increased this year, the situation is likely to remain same.
Though preference is given to students from state syllabus, other students will be given corresponding weightage. This would ease admission procedures, authorities said.