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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.


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