Puthuyugam Comprehensive Educational Project launched for underprivileged children in Kerala
PCEP aimed at imparting quality training to ensure no meritorious student from government or aided schools in the district missed out on educational opportunities owing to financial constraints.
KOCHI: Education Minister C Raveendranath on Sunday launched the 'Puthuyugam Comprehensive Educational Project' (PCEP) initiated by the district administration for economically and socially-backward students.
“Education does not merely entail learning a subject but aims at ensuring success in life,” Raveendranath said. He hailed Collector K Mohammed Y Safirulla for the project.
Safirulla said PCEP aimed at imparting quality training to ensure no meritorious student from government or aided schools in the district missed out on educational opportunities owing to financial constraints. Director of Public Instruction K V Mohankumar presided over the function.
Puthuyugam Comprehensive Educational Project
Out of 1,000 applicants, 400 government/aided school students whose family’s annual income was below Rs 1lakh have been selected for the project based on an entrance examination held in May. The training module includes 450 hours of medical and engineering entrance long-term coaching and 50 hours of Communicative English.
Classes will be conducted on all second Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at three venues - Government Girls’ High School, Ernakulam, Government Girls High School, Aluva and Government Girls High School, Perumbavoor.
The entrance coaching will be imparted with the support of Alphonse Kannanthanam Academy of Career Excellence. Sutherland Global Services will train students in Communicative English.
The Cochin Shipyard Ltd and BPCL are providing financial aid to the scheme.