A longstanding demand of thousands of CBSE students and their parents in the State will be fulfilled shortly with the Central Board of Secondary Education about to set up its ninth regional centre in Thiruvananthapuram in a couple of months.

A two-storeyed building with a built-up space of 13,000 sq.ft ,in the heart of the capital city, has been identified for the purpose.

Indira Rajan, State general secretary, Kerala CBSE School Managements Association, told The Hindu that the regional centre will be inaugurated by this November.

The building was inspected by CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi along with Ms. Rajan when he was in the city earlier this month.

He had come to attend the handing-over ceremony of the donations collected by the CBSE schools in the State for the Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

He also addressed teachers during a conclave organised by the Kerala CBSE School Management Association.

The proposal also has the active backing of the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shashi Tharoor.

Ms. Rajan said that the perennial allegations about the unchecked operation of about 1,130 CBSE Schools in the State will be a thing of the past.

The presence of a controlling authority in the State for all academic matters will ensure better monitoring of the functioning of these CBSE Schools.