Kerala

Plus One seats for all students: Minister

The State has 4,23,975 Plus One seats, admissions to be held online

Plus One admission for 2020-21 would be online as in previous years. The admission schedule would be drawn up factoring in students from other streams who wanted to pursue Plus One in State schools, Minister for General Education C. Ravindranath has said.

On increasing Plus One seats, the Minister said the number of students who had become eligible for higher studies this year (4,17,101) was 9,142 fewer than that last year’s. The State had 4,23,975 Plus One seats. The number of students from the CBSE and other streams would also have to be taken into account. As per preliminary analysis, all students who had qualified would get Plus One admission.

Online classes

With conventional classroom learning unlikely in the current circumstances, Plus One online classes too would be held online once the admission process was over, provided schools did not reopen.

The focus was on engaging students academically till then.

Students going to pursue Plus One should view the online classes being telecast on the Victers channel so that their foundations become stronger, Mr. Ravindranath said.

Asked about the increase in number of students in State schools this year, the Minister said admissions were being made online, and the number appeared to be more than that last year.

Textbook distribution

Textbook distribution, he said, had been completed in Malappuram, Wayanad, and Thiruvananthapuram, and was under way in other districts. Closure of the Kerala Books and Publications Society during the lockdown and transportation issues had delayed the process, but textbooks would be available in schools soon.

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