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Right direction:Students and parents attend a Focus Points camp for Plus One admissions at SMV Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.— Photo: S. Gopakumar
Right direction:Students and parents attend a Focus Points camp for Plus One admissions at SMV Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.— Photo: S. Gopakumar

With the admission procedures to the Plus One classes beginning in State on Wednesday, parents are increasingly depending on Focus Points centres to make the process hassle-free and quick.

These centres were started under the Directorate of Higher Secondary education, where experts would be available to provide all information regarding the admission. From procedures regarding filling up of application forms to information on the career possibilities of the chosen subject, students and parents can seek expert advice. Each taluk will have one such centres functioning from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Though we are given a brochure with details about the course code, it is very confusing. Experts here have helped with the application forms and the work was done in no time. They also told us about the career opportunities,” said Gopalakrishnan Nair, a parent who availed the service from the Focus Points centre functioning at the SMV Government Model Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram. The programme is being conducted under the Career Guidance and Adolescent Counselling Cell of the directorate.

The main concern of the parents was regarding the filling of the application forms. Some of them wanted to know on the opportunities regarding higher education studies for a specific subject.

According to P.G. Sreekala, at one of the centre, many parents and children were confused about identifying the course code based on the selection of their respective course and school.

“Many make mistakes while filling up application form as they are new to the concept of multiple course combinations. Children also seek advice on the job opportunities of the course,” said Ms. Sreekala.

For V.K.Vivek, who was not sure of how to fill the course code, Focus Points came of great help.

“I chose to take commerce group as I was interested in it. But I was not aware that it had subjects such as business administration and that I could chose to do course in Chartered Accountancy to get a good job. The experts here have helped me to understand the whole procedure in a better way,” said Vivek.

Experts will provide information regarding Plus One admissions.

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