Goa higher secondary schools to hike intake capacity
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.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Analyzing the impact of secret data leak of Scorpene submarine on India's security
- DNA: Analyzing the impact of secret data leak of Scorpene submarine on India's security Part II
- DNA: Analyzing the possible hands indulged in Scorpene Submarine data leak
- DNA: Analyzing the media coverage on Kashmir violence
- DNA: PM Modi's photos and Indian flag raised during protests in Balochistan
- This new insulin pill could end painful treatment for diabetes patients
- Lewis Hamilton may take grid demotion at Belgian GP, confirm Mercedes
- Rahul Gandhi defamation case: Congress hits back at RSS, says why didn't Sangh file defamation case against others
- Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he's `scared` of retirement
- BJP appoints Laxman Gilua as new Jharkhand party chief