Basic education is given to illiterate people over the age of 15, says the minister
As part of a literacy campaign, around 3.28,000 people are taught to read and write within 40 days. ‘Padhna Likhna Abhiyaan ‘Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh said here on Wednesday.
Following the launch of the centrally sponsored literacy program in the office of the Director of School Education in Ibrahimpatnam, the minister said 88,000 men and 2.40,000 women participated in the program.
“The literacy program provided for people aged 15 and over who could not read and write to receive a basic education. Employees from the village and community secretariats are tasked with bringing the beneficiaries to the schools, ”said the minister.
Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is committed to achieving a 100 percent literacy rate in the state. There is no shortage of funds to implement the program, he said, adding that unlike other states where all education-related programs are centralized, the YSRCP government has allocated 20% of the total budget to education sector development , he said.
Mr Suresh said efforts would be made to halve the current illiteracy rate in the state from 26%.
MLC KS Lakshman Rao, Vice Chairman of the Regulatory and Monitoring Commission for School Education in Andhra Pradesh, Vijaya Sarada Reddy, Director of the Adult Education Wing, Y. Jayaprada, and others attended the occasion.