The board did not approve the applications of 165 schools. Ahmedabad, Patan and Vadodara have got approvals for one more school each. Rajkot has got the most approvals, with ten schools while Gandhinagar got nine.
Surat and Kutch have got approvals for eight schools each, followed by Panchmahals, Surat, Mehsana, Surendranagar and Navsari which will see 4 new schools each.
The board approved applications from April 4 to 18. Officials said applications for 25 schools have been kept pending as they were found lacking infrastructure and qualified teachers.
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board or GSEB is a government of Gujarat body responsible for determining the policy-related, administrative, cognitive, and intellectual direction the state's higher educational system takes.
The main responsibilities of the Board include academics, conducting examinations and research and development.
The main academic task of GSEB is the preparation of the syllabus for secondary schools and also the recommendation of text-books to be taught in government schools. The Board also performs the duties of recognising new schools, performance evaluation of schools and inspections of various schools associated with the Board.
The GSEB conducts 2 main examinations - The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam for Standard 10 and the Higher Secondary (School) Certificate (HSC) exam for Standard 12 students in Gujarat. The Board also holds a Talent Search for students of Std VIII & IX in five major subjects every year.