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There are at present 294 schools (150 Lower Primary, 77 Upper Primary and 67 High Schools) in Wayanad district. Six Vocational Higher Secondary Schools,24 Higher Secondary Schools and three Teacher Training Institutes are there under the Department of Education. There are a Residential Upper Primary School for Scheduled Castes at Muthanga , a Residential High School at Nallurnad,Ambedkar  Memorial Residential H.S at Kalpetta and Rajiv  Gandhi Model Residential School at Lakkidi.

In Wayanad   total  student  strength  is 1,30,352.66,482  boys  and 63,870 girls.Among  this  7321 belongs to  scheduled  cast  and 21544 belongs to scheduled  tribe..

Wayanad is a single education district with one Deputy Director, one District Educational officer and three Assistant Educational Officers. It has also a District Institute of Education and Training, located at Sulthan Bathery. In order to improve the quality of education, the district has been brought under the special scheme of District Primary Education Project, funded by World Bank.

Post school education

Out of the six colleges in the district, only one has the status of a first grade college with post graduate courses and science subjects. The proposed graduate program in Tourism at Pazhassi Raja college, Pulpally, is the only one of its kind in the state.

The only Polytechnic is at Meenangadi. The Ambalavayal Research Centre is a notable institution under the Kerala Agricultural University. The B.Ed Centers at Kaniampatta,Sulthan  Bathery and Mananthavady  are  also  feathers in the cap of the educational sector of this district.

Tribal education

The education of tribals is still a big problem. In spite of a lot of efforts, they have not yet been brought to the main stream. Many are admitted to schools, but they do not remain. The only consolation is the two schools - Rajiv Gandhi Residential School at Muthanga and Dr. Ambedkar Residential School at Nallornad, near Mananthavady - set apart for the education of tribal children. Both these have better facilities and are well run.

                                Educational institutions * 

Category Govt. Govt.aided Private Total
1. LP Schools 91 53 5 149
2. UP Schools 34 39 3 76
3. High Schools 40 23 4 67

4. Higher Secondary Schools

13 11 - 24
5.Vocational  Higher Secondary Schools 4 2 - 6
6. ITI 1 - - 1
7. Polytechnic 1 - - 1
8. Technical HighSchools 2 - - 2
9. Colleges 3 4 - 7
10. B.Ed. Centres 2 - - 2
11. TTI 2 1 - 3
12. DIET 1 - - 1
13. Anganvadis 516 - - 516

                               *During 2001-2002 

Literacy

The literacy in Wayanad is 70.61 per cent as per 1991 census and was only 57.33 in 1981. Thus there is an appreciable growth in the literacy rate in a decade. This is still below the state average of 89.81 per cent. Among the panchayath and municipality, Mullankolly has the highest rate of 77.11 followed by Vythiri, 75.71 per cent and Edavaka 73.7 
per cent.

District/ Taluk

Total/ Rural

Urban

Literates
Person Male Female
Wayanad 
District

T

R

U

587,030

564,260

22,770

308,831

296821

12,010

278,199

267,439

10,760

MananthavadyTaluk

T

R

U

177,973

177,973

-

94,424

94,424

-

83,549

83,549

-

Sulthanbathery Taluk

T

R

U

255,425

225,425

-

117,959

117,959

-

107,466

107,466

-

Vythiri Taluk

T

R

U

183,632

160,862

22,770

96,448

84,438

12,010

87,184

76,424

10,760

                                                      *Census 2001

HEALTH

Wayanad district administration is aware of the varied health problems of the people, especially of Adivasis. With the support of various governmental agencies, including tribal and health departments, a health action plan has already been implemented. As a result, the Wayanad Health Project, situated at Nallurnad with a speciality hospital, has been providing facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of major tribal diseases. In addition a district hospital and a T.B. centre at Mananthavady are also giving special attention to the patients suffering from tuberculosis. As per the proposal of 'KIRTADS', the State Government has started a centre for  tribal medicine at the hamlet of Valat.

Health institutes

Institution
Allopathy 1.District Hospital 1
2.Taluk Hospital 1
3. T.B. Centre 1
4. P.H. Centres 25
5.Community Health Centres 6
6. Private Hospitals 76
Ayurveda (ISM) 1.Hospitals 3
2.Dispensaries 21
Homeopathy 1.Hospital 1
2. Dispensaries 19   


 

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