96 yr-old woman scores high marks in Kerala literacy exam

Proving that age was no barrier for learning, a 96-year-old woman has secured high marks in a literacy examination held in Kerala.

Karthyayani Amma, the oldest candidate who appeared for the 'Aksharalaksham' programme of the state-run Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority, scored 98 marks out of 100.

A native of Cheppad village of Haripad in Alappuzha district, the nonagenarian received an 'Aksharalaksham certificate' from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as a token of recognition for her achievement.

Karthyayani Amma scored 38 out of 40 in writing, and full marks of 30 each in Mathematics and reading, Mission Director PS Sreekala said.

The woman has become a role model for thousands of people who wish to be part of the literacy programmes, she said.