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Kozhikode: The undertaking ‘Gothraprabha’, launched to assist tribal college students of Wayanad within the subject of upper schooling, is bringing a change. On Monday, 13 college students took admission in SB Faculty, Changanassery, due to a undertaking launched by the district administration in March this yr.
The brainchild of Dr KP Nitish Kumar, a local of Wayanad, the primary doctorate holder in social work amongst all tribal communities within the state, it’s solely run by tribal folks.
“The upper schooling of tribal college students in Wayanad has collapsed. About 40% of the scholars who appeared within the Plus 2 examinations this yr failed. Many of the few college students who cleared the upper secondary examinations haven’t continued their research. Rather a lot Those that favor to proceed schooling in Wayanad itself however there are only a few alternatives within the district. College students is not going to transfer out of Wayanad in quest of higher faculties and programs although they could get seats below reservation. On account of this perspective their alternatives are misplaced. Our position is to offer steering and assist them,” mentioned Nitish Kumar, who can be the district coordinator of the undertaking.
Other than 13, seven extra college students are anticipated to get admission in SB Faculty. The 20 embrace seven from the Kattanayaka tribe, 4 every from Paniya and Kurichya, two every from Adia and Kuruma and one from the Muthuvan tribe.
Nitish Kumar mentioned, “This day out of 724 tribal college students who appeared within the Plus 2 examination, 486 handed. Our goal is to safe diploma admissions for all of them within the upcoming allotment.”
In line with him, the Kattunayaka and Adia tribes are essentially the most backward in pursuing schooling as a consequence of a number of causes. “Steady follow-up is required for these searching for admission. One minor motive is sufficient for college kids to cease their course. They’re very emotionally delicate, particularly whereas residing elsewhere. I see this as an Aboriginal pupil. I knew very effectively who had studied each inside and out of doors Kerala,” he mentioned.
Realizing this, below the undertaking 72 mentor lecturers belonging to the tribal group have been educated to information the scholars.
In line with Built-in Tribal Growth Mission (ITDP) Wayanad district officer KC Cherian, the district doesn’t have a post-matric hostel, though the state has the best tribal inhabitants of 38%.
“Wayanad has mannequin residential faculties and pre-matric hostels for tribal college students that are doing glorious work. Related consideration and alternatives ought to be offered within the greater schooling sector as effectively,” he mentioned.