A smiling centenarian has given the Kerala government yet another reason to brag about its famous literacy efforts. Kerala Education Minister Vasudevan Shivankutty on Friday posted a picture of 104-year-old Kuttiyamma on social media after scoring well in an examination conducted by the state government’s continuing education initiative.
“104 year old Kuttiyamma from Kottayam has scored 89/100 in Kerala State Literacy Mission examination. Age is no barrier to enter the world of knowledge. With utmost respect and love, I wish Kuttiyamma and all other new learners Wishing you all the best,” he tweeted, along with a picture of an encouraging Kuttiyamma.
104-year-old Kuttiyamma from Kottayam has scored 89/100 in the Kerala State Literacy Mission examination. Age is not a barrier to enter the world of knowledge. With utmost respect and love, I convey my best wishes to Kuttiyamma and all other new learners. #literacypic.twitter.com/pB5Fj9LYd9
— V. Sivankutty (@VSivankuttyCPIM) November 12, 2021
The Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority is funded by the state government and aims to promote literacy, continuing education and lifelong learning for all citizens. At present, it offers equivalency programs for classes 4th, 7th, 10th, 11th and 12th.