West Bengal: State topped the charts of ‘Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Index’, CM Mamata Banerjee extends wishes

News Desk: West Bengal and Kerala topped the charts in the ‘large states’ and ‘small states’ category on the ‘Index on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy’ list prepared by the Centre. In this list, there are four categories through which regions have been divided — large states, small states, Union Territories and North East. The ‘Index on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy’ report was prepared by the ‘Institute for Competitiveness’ and released by Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) chairman.

The index includes five pillars comprising 41 indicators. The five pillars are educational infrastructure, access to education, basic health, learning outcomes and governance.

As per the official statement, the Index on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) in the first step in this direction, is establishing an understanding of the overall state of ‘foundational learning’ across children aged below ten years in Indian states and Union territories.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday extended her wishes to teachers, parents and education department officials after the state topped the charts of ‘Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Index’ in large Indian states category.

Taking to Twitter, she said “Great news for West Bengal! We have secured the top rank among larger states on the ‘Foundational Literacy & Numeracy Index’. I congratulate all teachers, guardians & members of our Education Department for this outstanding achievement!”