Aizawl | The literacy rate of Mizoram stood at 91.33 per cent making it the third most literate state in the country after Kerala and Lakshadweep, a state minister said. The highest literacy rate was achieved by the central Mizoram’s Serchhip district at 97.91 per cent followed by Aizawl district at 97.89 per cent, state School Education Minister H Rohluna told the state Assembly here.
The lowest literacy rate was at southernmost Lawngtlai district at 65.88 per cent followed by Mamit district on the Mizoram-Bangladesh-Tripura border and south Mizoram’s Lunglei district at 84.93 per cent and 88.86 per cent respectively, he said.
He added that concerted efforts were made to increase the literacy rate of the state, especially in the districts of Lawngtlai, Mamit and Lunglei districts by appointing animators and coordinating with NGOs and evangelist teachers working under different churches in the remote areas.
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