Press Esc to close
Saturday 26 July 2014
News updated at 9:56 PM IST
Weather
Max: 29.2°C
Min : 20.3°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Govt aims to achieve 80 pc literacy by 2015

NEW DELHI: July 21, 2013 DHNS

 The Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister MM Pallam Raju on Thursday said the adult education programme was being restructured to achieve the goal of 80 per cent literacy in the next two years.

“A core curriculum framework for adult education has been developed and is currently undergoing consultative process. We are restructuring the entire adult education system in the country with a paradigm shift to lifelong education,” the minister said at a conference, jointly organised by the National Literacy Mission Authority (NLMA) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

The framework will address total quality management in adult literacy. 


“Full support will be given to adult education by providing adequate resources including funding, research complemented by knowledge management systems and through other innovative means including use of information technology as a medium of instruction,” the minister said.

Raju said that recognition, validation and accreditation of learning obtained through adult education will be formalised by setting up an equivalency framework.

“An appropriate administrative and, if required, legislative process will be initiated to integrate formal, non-formal and informal learning and to formally recognize forms of education other than formal,” he said. The literacy rate of India is 73 per cent at present as per the 2011 Census.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A policman in action during violent clashes between two communities over a land dispute...

A policman in action during violent clashes between two communities over a land dispute...

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the palace of Caserta...

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the palace of Caserta...

Scotland's Roddy Grant (R) tries to break a tackle by New Zealand's Scott Curry during men's Rugby..

Scotland's Roddy Grant (R) tries to break a tackle by New Zealand's Scott Curry during men's Rugby..

People from Vadsar village being rescued after flood at Vadodara district of south Gujarat ...

People from Vadsar village being rescued after flood at Vadodara district of south Gujarat ...

People hold national flags and watch a musical tribute to war heroes of Kargil war...

People hold national flags and watch a musical tribute to war heroes of Kargil war...

Wooden sailing boats take part in an exhibition regatta on Lake Leman near La Tour-de-Peilz...

Wooden sailing boats take part in an exhibition regatta on Lake Leman near La Tour-de-Peilz...

Protesters gather during a banned demonstration in support of Gaza in central Paris...

Protesters gather during a banned demonstration in support of Gaza in central Paris...

Bollywood actress Zarine Khan along with her ...

Bollywood actress Zarine Khan along with her ...

England bowler James Anderson arrives for a ...

England bowler James Anderson arrives for a ...

Muslim women shop for Eid festival at a market in Allahabad ...

Muslim women shop for Eid festival at a market in Allahabad ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523