Thiruvananthapuram: The first-year higher secondary classes began in the government-owned and aided schools in Kerala on Thursday. It was after two years that Plus-One students reached schools on an opening day for in-person classes. Many schools had arranged special programmes and events to welcome the joinees.
Education Minister V Sivankutty arrived at Thaicaud Government Higher Secondary School and St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram to receive the students. He was accompanied by Director of General Education K Jeevan Babu.
Those who secured admission in the three rounds of allotments and in the management and community quotas attended the classes on the first day.
Around 3,16,687 students have sought admission until now.
The admission as per the third allotment continued in schools until Thursday evening.
Thousands of students are yet to join as they didn’t get the allotment or get their preferred school or course.
Education Minister said that those who didn’t get admission until now will get another chance in the supplementary allotment.
"A special committee would be formed after the supplementary allotment to assess the seats and the batches. The notification about the supplementary allotment and the subsequent admission may be published today. The admission to the Plus-One courses would be completed by 30 September," he added.