Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has issued an order sanctioning 217 additional higher secondary batches in 205 schools across the state, out of which, 52 are government schools while the rest are aided ones.
As many as 128 schools have been sanctioned for those panchayats lacking higher secondary schools. Of this, nine schools will have two batches each. In order to upgrade high schools to higher secondary schools, 49 bathes have been allowed while 28 batches have been sanctioned for the existing higher secondary schools.
Nearly 1500 posts have to be created in this regard. Each additional batch requires seven posts including the language teachers. In addition, non-teaching staff such as lab assistants are needed.