Malampuzha (Kerala), June 2 : Days after the declaration of Standard X and XII results, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said that the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government is working on to ensure improved educational standards and levels of social justice.
Inaugurating the re-opening festival of schools at Malampuzha, he said reform in the educational sector has been introduced to ensure quality education for all sections of society.
Improving standards on education has resulted in higher pass percentage in the secondary school leaving certificate exams this year, he stressed adding that Kerala stands at the forefront of Indian states in the matter of literacy and education.
Since the beginning of the century, female literacy rate in the State has been on the increase. According to 2001 census, the state ranks first in the country with a literacy rate of 90.92 per cent.
The breakup shows 94.2 for males and 87.86 for females. The gap between male-female literacy rate in the State is a meager 6.34 Per cent.