Kerala has become the first state in the country to achieve
total primary education (100%) with its primary education equivalency drive of
the state literacy mission "” Athulyam. As per education minister P K Abdu Rabb,
these programmes have proved to be a huge success and now their objective is to
achieve total Plus-Two education in the state.
This announcement will be done at a function at Kerala
University Senate Hall.
As a part of mission 676, the second phase of Athulyam was
carried out across the state giving a chance to those people who couldn't get
primary education due to any reason. This provides them an opportunity to
achieve the education qualification equivalent to fourth standard.
The beneficiaries of this programme were those aged 15 to
50. They were recognized through family registries prepared by anganwadis under
the social justice department and also through ward-level surveys carried out
For the above initiative, around 2.6 lakh candidates
appeared for the 4th standard equivalency examination in June 2015 and 2.2 lakh
candidates qualified. This was held in 6,613 centres across the state. Those
scoring 30/75 in English and 20/50 in other subjects were declared winners.