Kerala Literacy Mission To Enroll 1 Lakh School Dropouts
Kerala Literacy Mission To Enroll 1 Lakh School Dropouts

The literacy mission would arrange classes in 1,000 local bodies across the state.

 

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a unique attempt, the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority has decided to enroll nearly a lakh members of women empowerment project “Kudumbashree”, who had discontinued school education, to take the 10th and Plus Two equivalency exams from next year onwards. The literacy mission would arrange classes in 1,000 local bodies across the state with two batches of 50 members each attending the classes.

Mission Director P S Sreekala said the initiative would help those who had to stop their schooling due to various reasons to continue their education.

A release issued by the literacy mission said that it’s probably for the first time in the country, that women in such huge number would be enrolled to study.

“There are over 48 lakh kudumbashree members in the state. Many of them lack the 10th equivalent certificate. Kudumbashree has collected the details of all of them and the course fees and the exam fees would be taken care of by the local self bodies,” the release said.