Soraba taluk beats total national literacy rate by four percent

Soraba taluk in Karnataka has four percent more literacy rate than total national literacy rate.

The government Urdu school in Soraba

Soraba, November 21, 2017: The total literacy rate in Soraba, a taluk  in  Shimoga district of Karnataka is 78.67 per cent which is  four percent more than the total national literacy rate of 74 per cent.

Mr. S. Krishna, the headmaster of GHP School said there were350 primary schools, 50 high schools, six junior colleges in Soraba.

​The2011 Census showsthe literacy rate in Soraba  as 78.67 per cent with 75.9 per cent as male literacy rate and 63.62 per cent as female literacy rate.

The average literacy rate in the urban areas of Soraba is 89 per cent while in the rural areas of the taluk have a literacy rate of 78
It was found that out of a total population of 200, 089 in the taluk, 140,170 were literate and out of the latter,76753 were found to be male while 63417 were found to be female.

Vinod B.J,  Second Division Assistant at the Taluk office mentioned that, people care to provide education to their children and if more colleges are started in the taluk, then it would result in a lower outflow of students to other parts of the state.

These schools run on the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) syllabus and he felt that if Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) syllabus were introduced, it would help impart more knowledge to the students.

Mr. H. Subhashchandra, the Headmaster at the Government Urdu High School, stated that the programs in schools are  well-structured and parents in the taluk are  aware of the importance of education. He further mentioned that introduction English newspapers would be great help.

Mr. D.S. Ravishankar, the Principal of Government Polytechnic College, Soraba,  reiterated the point of how parents want their children to be well-educated.

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