96-year-old woman from Kerala has topped the qualifying Class IV exam conducted by the Kerala Literacy Mission Authority with a 98 per cent score. She will receive a merit certificate from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tomorrow (November 1) at the Chief Minister’s Conference hall.
Karthiyaniamma Krishnapilla of the Muttom village in Alappuzha had never gone to school. She used to work as a cleaning staff in a few temples nearby.
Among the 43,330 students that appeared for the equivalent examination conducted in the state in five levels – Class IV, VII, X, XI and XII, 42,933 passed the tests and Karthiyamma topped in Class IV test with 98 marks out of 100, PS Sreelatha, director of the Literacy Mission Authority said.
“She is the topper among the neo-literates qualifying exam. We are all proud of her great achievement. She had voluntarily joined for the class,” Sreelatha told India Today. Read more