The 16th State convention of the pro-Communist Party of India (CPI) All Kerala School Teachers’ Union (AKSTU) will begin here on Thursday. The meeting will come out with an action programme to safeguard public education by soliciting active public participation.

“Kerala’s public education sector, which by and large is attributed to the unenviable advancement in the social arena of the State, is facing increasing threat from the faulty policies and programmes followed by the Congress-led government,” AKSTU general secretary P.K. Krishnadas said.

The three-day meeting would strive to present an action plan to turn the public education sector more transparent.

The meeting would commence with a flag hoisting ceremony CPI leader E. Chandrasekharan, MLA, at Kottachery on February 7. The delegates meeting would be inaugurated by CPI State secretary Pannian Ravindran at 10 a.m. on February 8. This will be followed by a rally in the afternoon.

The education meet would be opened by former Minister Benoy Viswom at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday. The election of new office-bearers would also be held later in the day.