Literacy programme for senior citizens

The first examination was held on Thursday in Erode district for the senior citizens who have studied in the Let’s Learn and Write programme (Karpom Ezhuduvom scheme).

The scheme is being implemented as an adult education programme on behalf of the Central and State Governments by the Tamil Nadu School Education Department.

It is being implemented in Erode district as an educational programme for illiterate persons above 18 years of age. More than 1000 people attended these classes at a rate of 20 per center.

They were taught basic literacy and mathematics by volunteers. Volunteers are working without any basic pay. They are assisted by the headmasters and teachers of the government schools where the Let’s Learn and Write operational centers operate.

The exams were already announced for seniors who have already studied through the Learn to Write movement and postponed due to election and corona.

In this situation, the school education officials have announced that the examinations will be held from today (Thursday) to the 31st (Saturday). Question papers have been issued to all the examination centers for this purpose.

The exam is held in the morning and afternoon for 3 days. Authorities have ordered the exam is to be held for 4 persons in the morning and 3 in the afternoon.

Accordingly, the examinations for them began on Thursday morning. It is noteworthy that district wise special forces have been set up under the leadership of District Primary Education Officer Murugan to monitor the examination.

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