The educational scenario in Kerala is advanced than that of all other states in India. Kerala is ranked as one of the most literate states in India. This shows how important education is among the Keratitis. There have been significant contributions made for the progress of education.
According to the report of 2001 census, Kerala had a literacy rate of 90.92% and it is increased to 93.91% as per the survey conducted in the year 2011. Kerala had a very high literacy rate as compared to National average literacy rate which is 74.04%.
The excellent education system of Kerala attracts students from the nation. The schools in Kerala are either managed by the government or private organizations. The state run schools affiliated to the Kerala state education board. Students can also take admission in the school affiliated to the central board of Secondary Education.
Education in Kerala had been promoted during British rule in India by Christian missionaries who were keen on providing education to all sections of society and on strengthening of women, without any kind of discrimination.
Inspires of the large number of educational institutions in the state, the quality of education at all levels in Kerala has been showing a decline due to financial constraints resulting from quantitative expansion of the sector. Another major indicator of the inefficiency of Kerala’s school education system was the large scale failure of students in the matriculation examination. Only about 50% of the students who appear for the examination get through. But later in 2011, 91.37% students qualified for higher studies in the Matriculation Examination. The grades in SSLC examination plays an important role.