Kerala state achieves 100 percent primary education
Kerala has become the first Indian state to achieve 100 percent primary education. The Vice-President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari has officially declared the 100 per cent primary education status achieved by Kerala.
According to the daily newspapers, Education Minister of Kerala, P K Abdu Rabb said, “Kerala has become the first state in the country to achieve primary education. This has been achieved through the primary education equivalency drive of the state literacy mission – Athulyam.
The equivalency programmes have proved a huge success and the ultimate objective is to achieve total plus-two education in the state.”
In the second phase of this programme, the students who have not received primary education or who failed to get primary education due to several reasons will be recognised and these students will be provided classes to achieve the education.
Those aged between 15 and 50 years were beneficiaries of the programme and were identified through family registries prepared by anganwadis under the social justice department.