School Education Department to Resume Special Adult Literacy Campaign for 1.68 Illiterates



Chennai:

In the first phase, the Directorate of Non-Formal and Adult Education, a wing of the School Education Department, will implement the program in Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar districts.

A senior official in the adult literacy program said that so far, 1,68,716 illiterate adults have been identified statewide. Accordingly, the goal of the program is to educate 1.68 lakh of illiterate adults in the age group of 15 years and above.

“Out of the total identified illiterates, a total of 40,288 learners will achieve basic literacy in the first batch in the two identified districts,” he added.

Stating that the budget for the program is Rs 6.23 crore, the official said: “There are plans to provide basic literacy to the remaining learners before the end of 2022”. The official said education would be carried out with the help of volunteer teachers in government and government-subsidized schools.

An introductory manual and guide for volunteer teachers were developed in coordination with the State Council for Educational Research and Training of Tamil Nadu (TNSCERT) and the content of the learner learning manuals has been developed. linked to QR codes, ”he said, adding,“ In addition, audio-visual content is broadcast on Kalvi TV for the benefit of adult learners. Adult literacy program for inmates

The official also said that a special adult literacy program for prisoners will also be implemented this year in eight central prisons in the districts of Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, Vellore, Salem, Tiruchy, Madurai, Tirunelveli and Coimbatore and in the Pudukkotai district prison in coordination with the Department. prisons costing Rs 14.60 lakh.

He said about 1,800 prisoners, including 130 inmates, have been identified for the basic literacy program.


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