The Telangana state director of adult education has arranged a hundred day literacy programme for adults mainly between ta age of fifteen to sixty. During the 100 day adult education plan, the state government aims at educating more than 50 lakh illiterates in the state through a training programme. Recent statistics have revealed that the 66.46 per cent literacy rate in the state is much lower than the national average of 72.99 per cent. This led to much concern and finally instigated the chalking out of the 100 day plan.
Mahbubnagar, Medak and Nizamabad have the highest illiteracy rate in the state. Among them, Mahbubnagar has the lowest literacy rate in all the age groups be it male, female, SCs and STs. In the female literacy sector, Mahbubnagar finished last followed by Adilabad and Nizamabad. According to the 100-day action plan, scholars with knowledge of linguistic and dialects spoken in Telangana districts have been taken the task of preparing the teaching material.
It will include includes teaching words, alphabets, government projects, welfare schemes and festivals like Bathukamma. K Anand Das, the director of adult education has said that the 100-day action plan has been prepared and sent to chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for approval. Once an approval is received, the training programme will be completed by the end of February. This scheme is sure to benefit the state hugely.
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