Thiruvananthapuram: The headcount of students in public schools for this academic year taken in June has likely gone awry as the data on 15,000 students doesn't add up. This delays the publication of the data of students in the government schools and fixing the number of teaching staff.
The headcount of students is taken across public schools in Kerala annually on the sixth working day of an academic year.
The count is taken in order to determine the approximate number of posts of teachers and class divisions required.
Now, the details in the school records of 1.2% of the students and the data available under the Unique Identification Numbers (UIDs) or Aadhaar don't match. Another likely reason for the discrepancy is because several schools have not submitted UIDs for 1% of the students.
As per the government order, during the headcount, the Aadhaar of students should be examined.
Meanwhile, the time limit for resolving the anomalies by uploading the Aadhaar details after scanning the documents has come to an end. The mismatches in the case of 10,000 students out of a total number of 35,000 are still unresolved.
S Shanawaz, Director of Higher Education, has said that the data could not be released after leaving out such a large number of students and that any staff fixation done on this basis would throw up problems later.
The headcount in school was carried out on June 7.