Staff Reporter

Comprehensive survey to be conducted

Local bodies to assist in conducting survey

Draft of project to be submitted on December 23

KOZHIKODE: Kozhikode district panchayat president K.P. Kunhammadkutty said here on Wednesday that a comprehensive project would be chalked out to make the district ‘total primary education district.’ Mr. Kunhammadkutty was presiding over a review meeting of the District Literacy Mission here on Wednesday. The project is proposed to be implemented with mass participation.

He said a survey would be conducted with the help of three-tier local bodies and the Literacy Mission before preparing the project. A draft in this regard will be submitted at the meeting of presidents of block and grama panchayats scheduled to be held on December 23.

The district has scored 86.4 per cent marks in the review of the continuous adult education programmes for the last 10 years by a team led by Indian Institute of Public Opinion director Shafali Pandit. A review report presented at the meeting said the marks given to the district point to the need for continuing the literacy activities.

The meeting also decided to intensify the activities of literacy councils by forming local support groups. It has been proposed to start neighbourhood study centres led by the continuous adult education centres, as part of the ‘Vijayolsavam’ project of the district panchayat. The project aimed at equipping all students to get at least C+ grade in SSLC examinations.