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Kerala Government told to review hike in Plus One seats: NSS

Kottayam, Jul 4 (UNI) Commenting on Kerala government's decision to increase Plus One seats by 10 per cent in higher secondary schools, Nair Service Society has warned that the move would adversely affect the standard of the learning process and quality of education in the higher secondary sector.
Unscientific augmenting of seats in higher secondary batches in previous years had already created a crisis in the sector, NSS general secretary G Sukumaran Nair said on Saturday.
Nair said in the prevailing system, a maximum of 50 students are allowed in a batch. The infrastructure facilities of the school are based on this as well.

However, the government increased seats by up to 30 per cent after admission proceedings commenced in the previous year, due to which up to 65 students were forced to sit in congested classrooms that were set up for just 50.
This has adversely affected the smooth functioning of schools as well as the quality of education.
He said compared to the previous year, there is a decline of 9,000 students who became eligible for higher studies this time.
In such a situation, increasing the number of seats unscientifically and without any proper criterion would definitely affect the higher secondary sector adversely. A better solution is to increase Plus One seats only in regions where applicants are high, that too after proper scientific studies, he said.
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