As per a baseline study conducted by KSLMA in 4000 wards in the state, it was found that around 12 lakh people still remain illiterate in Kerala which has attained the status of a totally literate state in 1991|
The fact that there are large number of people in the state who are not able to read and write is a matter of great concern. KSLMA has realised this fact and is giving utmost importance to eradication of residual illiteracy also.
Literacy classes are now being conducted under almost all the CECs. The number of learners vary from place to place. The Assistant Preraks are in charge of Literacy Classes. Preraks, Assistant Preraks, retired teachers, and other volunteers handle the classes.