The distant location from main Indian Landscape and located on the Bay of Bengal, The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are best known for their peaceful climate. The Andaman and Nicobar Island, since Post Independence era, have shown tremendous growth potential in educational sector. In this context, role of schools becomes very important.
The education of Andaman and Nicobar Islands has a very strong network of schools and centres of higher education and it is devoted towards enhancing the educational profile of the state, specially the deprived tribal regions. As a result of their tireless work and efforts, Andaman and Nicobar is presently a Union Territory with one of the highest literacy rates in the country.
This place may have limited scope for higher education but offers quality education. Infrastructure of Andaman and Nicobar are quite developed.
Due to initiative of the schools, literacy rate of this region has leaped from 33.69% in 1961 to 73.02% in 1991. As per 2011 census, the literacy rate of the Andaman and Nicobar is 86.27% as compared to that of 2001, which showed an average of 81.30%.
The increase in the average rate of literacy of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are due to the educational standards maintained by the primary and secondary schools as well as by other educational organizations. This is a great record specially when compared to the overall literacy rate of the country. The average rate of literacy attained by the Andaman and Nicobar is above the average literacy rate of the India which is 74.04%.
Government is working hard to achieve higher standards in the education sector in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The administration is making all out efforts to increase enrolment and retention at schools.