THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finding Malayalam too tough to handle? ‘Pachamalayalam’ - a four month certificate course of the state literacy mission - offers help. The course is intended for those who have pursued education in other states, linguistic minorities and employees who are facing difficulties after Malayalam was made the administrative language.
“The main aim of the course is to promote the use of Malayalam computing and increase the efficiency of using Malayalam in electronic devices including smartphones. People of any age group, who are interested in learning Malayalam can join,” said Kerala State Literacy Mission Director P S Sreekala.
The course content is divided into two sections. While one deals with letters, symbols and sentence structure, the other section deals with literature, art, Kerala culture and media literacy.
The classes are slated to be held on Sundays and all public holidays. Each class is of three hour duration and a minimum of 20 days of classes are assured for each student.Keeping in mind the latest technological advancements, the literacy mission will appoint special instructors proficient in computer applications.
The state literacy mission will utilise the services of post graduates and retired teachers for the certificate course. A fixed honorarium will be provided to the instructors who will impart the course in High Schools located in the headquarters of 152 block panchayats.
Registration and Fees
Those interested can enroll for the course from September 1 to 30. Registration fee of R500 and course fee of R2,000 will be collected. Admission will be given to the first 75 persons who enroll for the course. The study material and CDs will be provided free of cost.