Unfortunately Kasaragod District is lagging behind in terms of Education and Literacy. It is found that due to the migration of people to Gulf in search of livelihood, the young men tend to marry at an early age. This has led to many consequences, Firstly the females in the region loose their opportunity to get a proper education, Secondly it resulted in aerating a void of educated parents. Presently, there is a marked change in the migration to Gulf; people are becoming more and more self-reliant to stay back in their home country. A positive change of attitude towards education and literacy also taken place in the minds of people. The effect of this changes is very much reflected from the recent outlook of the society. But still there is a lot distance to be in covered in this regard.
People of Kasaragod district are more interested in earning money than learning in the school! This place was known to everyone in India when "Smuggling of Gold" was a common practice. Things are changed as the Christian missionaries and other religious institutions are more conscious about educating their people. Even though, the majority Muslims and other backward communities are still "backward" in higher education. Most of them are focusing to Gulf countries when they are in schools!. Koragas and other tribe communities are interested in their work than studying. Government is giving some "incentives", but more sincere effort should be there to make it successful.
Majority of the people are speaking/studying Malayalam. Kannada medium schools are also available in entire Kasaragod District. Government or aided schools are available in all the villages. The District has its own Arts & Science Colleges, Polytechnics, Nursing School , English Medium Schools and Engineering Colleges.
In recent years, education standards had increased a lot in all the community and all the possible support had been given by the Government, Private Organizations and Charitable institutions. As the Institutions are not sufficient to accommodate all the students after completing their school or college, they are forced to move to other districts or Karnataka for higher education. The nearest Medical College is in Kannur where the seats are very few. Hope we will get a medical college soon and our next generation can have professional degrees from their own land. The literacy rate of the district is 85.17%.
The Saksharatha program of the Government was well received and due to the zealous campaign conducted by the Government as well as voluntary organizations, the level of literacy has a marked improvement. As per available statistics, the district has 896367 literates, of which the number of males is 464844 and females 431523.
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