The District offers well -
developed educational facilities. The rate of literacy is 91.47 %.
The educational infrastructure includes 473 lower primary schools,
213 upper primary schools, 211 high schools, 14 arts and science colleges,
8 teachers training centres, 2 training colleges, 30 ITIs and ITCs,
2 junior technical schools, three polytechnic and three engineering
college. Besides, there are 2107 anganavadi centres too. All the colleges,
A & S colleges except a junior college at Chavara are in the private
sector. A fisheries school at Alappad and the Kendreeya Vidyalaya
at Kottarakkara are the unique feature of the educational sector.