According to sources Alappuzha's star granny and the oldest student in the district's literacy mission, Karthyayini Amma, wrote her life’s first ever exam at 96, and scored full marks in her reading test. Meanwhile the exam was conducted on Sunday and Sathi, her teacher coordinator added that Karthyayini Amma was calm and confident as she entered the exam hall in Cheppad's Kanichenellur government Lower Primary School in Alappuzha.
Moreover the nonagenarian was writing the 4th standard equivalency course under the Kerala Literacy Mission's Aksharalaksham scheme. The coordinator told "There were 45 students, who wrote the exam, and she was the oldest in the hall and moreover the exam had three sections 30 marks for reading, 40 for written Malayalam and 30 marks for maths. Amma scored full marks, 30 on 30, in the reading section". Furthermore according to reports, over 45,000 senior citizens from across Kerala wrote the Literacy Mission's test this year.
Further Karthyayini Amma enrolled with the Literacy
Mission in January this year and she will enter class four next year after qualifying
the written test. Moreover the 96 year old was tutored in Malayalam and math
for over six months to take the exam. Lekha Raju, Karthyayini Amma teacher and
next door neighbor would come to Karthyayini Amma's house to take classes.
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