11-12-2014, 08:41 PM
District of North Kerala is set to get a new honor in the field of education-Sunday; Kasaragod district will be announced the second in the country after Kannur achieved universal primary education.
The difference comes in the area after the success of Vigyan Jyothi scheme, a joint venture Kasaragod district panchayat and the state body for Kerala Literacy Mission (KSLMA), which seeks to achieve all fourth grade equivalency in the state in 2016, according to co-director Sasikumar R. Vigyan Jyothi scheme which began in February 2008, was a massive campaign of public initiative and funded panchayat in Kasaragod district, block and village levels, according to officials KSLMA.
"The success of the program came from the mass participation in the scheme as the enitre area rose to the challenge» P Prasanthkumar, district coordinator said. "There were a lot of rallies and campaigns and cultural events to attract people from all sections. Endosulfan victims and differently disabled people who are unable to attend classes taught in their home. In addition preraks about 2000 instructors also took classes. "
"Under the scheme, which targets 18-50 year olds who have not completed primary education, examinations were conducted in seven stages with about 12.610 to write the exam and 96 percent of them cleaning them," said KSLMA officials.
The basis for the declaration of universal primary education, he said, was the center of an assessment scheme of state resources - an autonomous body funded by the National Literacy Mission - on which a report KSLMA. Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor will declare the area as attained primary education in the function of October 6.
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