Panaji: Goa Government has allowed the higher secondary schools to increase intake capacity by 10 per cent for this academic year following higher pass percentage in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination.
The has been done to overcome the shortage of seats in Class XI and facilitate smooth admission process, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters here today.
"Once we increase the capacity (by 10%), it will take care of 1,500-2,000 students," he said.
A few of the schools have also started additional divisions to accommodate the increasing number of students approaching them for admission, he said.
"Around 14-15 extra divisions have been created in various higher secondary schools," Parrikar stated.
As per Government figures, 6,500 additional students had cleared the SSC examination (Class X) this year compared to 2012. This had raised concerns that existing capacity in the higher secondary schools would not be enough to accommodate students in Class X.
A total 20,542 students had appeared for the SSC examination in February-March of which 18,000 cleared it.