Proficiency in languages is almost half the battle won in dealing with challenges thrown up by life. So, being able to read, write, and converse in at least three languages can be a real confidence booster. ‘To make people proficient in languages’, Kerala state literacy mission taking it as a challenge and proving it a success by its efforts.
Pacha Malayalam, Acchi Hindi, and Good English, the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority’s certificate courses that facilitate easy grasp of the three languages, have seen a remarkable success.
The total number of learners wrote exams in second batch of the three courses had 5072 – 3790 for Good English; 806 for Pacha Malayalam; and 417 for Acchi Hindi. The number of registrations in the first batch, which started in February last year, was 2,018 – 996 for Good English, 688 for Pacha Malayalam, and 334 for Achhi Hindi.
Of the total 5072 who wrote in the State, the Thiruvananthapuram district has the maximum – 2007. Of them, 1220 for Good English; 370 for Pacha Malayalam; and 417 for Acchi Hindi.
Registration for the third batch is under way till 2019, July 15. The registration fee for the four-month courses is 500, and the course fee 2,000. Anyone who has passed Class VIII and is above the age of 17 could register.
This is not all. Students from Class VIII to higher secondary who are pursuing formal education could enrol for the courses. Those enrolled for the mission’s Class X and higher secondary equivalency courses and students from Class VIII to higher secondary who are pursuing formal education need remit only 2,000 as registration and course fee.
If more than 20 students from the same school register for a course, a contact study centre can be opened there.
Teachers, parents, or others can register for the courses, classes for which are held from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. on Sunday and other public holidays. Those pursuing Class 10 and higher secondary equivalency courses will have classes only on Saturday for the present.