Plan afoot to declare Lamjung a fully literate district

LAMJUNG, June 30

Preparations are under way to declare Lamjung a completely literate district within this fiscal.

District Education Office said the district had met the criteria to be declared as completely literate.

DEO Surendra Raj Parajuli said the DEO had scheduled a meeting with stakeholders regarding the declaration on July 5.

According to Narayan Regmi, Chief at Informal Education Department in Lamjung, 96.5 per cent people of the age between 25 to 60 years were literate in the district. The prevailing law has it that 95 per cent of the population, of the same age group, needs to be literate for a district to be proclaimed literate.

DEO Parajuli said that his office had sought a special programme from the centre, deployed literacy schools, as many as 12 I/NGOs, and 20 community study centres to make 10,051 illiterate people literate in the district.

He added that the district had met the criteria to be declared literate on the basis of reports given by organisations involved in the literacy campaign and local village education committees. “We are planning to announce the district literate this fiscal,” he said.

DEO had also dispatched students of grades IX, X and teachers in the literacy drive. District Informal Education Committee had mobilised students and teachers to make 1,995 illiterate people literate.

Students deployed as part of practicals in Health, Population and Environment as well as Education subjects were awarded 10 out of 25 marks allocated for the practical test in the given subjects.