The government of Kerala on Wednesday inaugurated 34 renovated school buildings across the state with the financial assistance from the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB).
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the government had completed the construction of 22 school buildings with 14 more nearing completion. He inaugurated the schools through video conferencing.
“The government is committed to the development of public education and as part of this, we will build 250 more schools. KIFFB, a state government agency, which funds the mission, plays a major role in shaping a new Kerala,” he added.
It is part of the Pothu Vidyabhyasa Samrashana Yajnam (mission to protect public education) by spending five crore for one school in each constituency.
Kerala is currently the most literate state in the country, with 96.2 percent literacy rate, followed by Delhi with 88.7 pecent.
Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar whereas have the worst literacy rate.