Education in the islands in earlier periods was confined to the teaching of Quran in schools attached to the mosques. In these schools called Madrassas, the Malayalam language was also taught in Arabic scripts. Only few could read and write and neither their isolated position nor any of their avocations made much call for education.
The question of providing education to the people of Amindivi islands, which came under the British government as early as 1799, was taken up only in 1871. Several measures taken up thereafter did not bring in the desired results.
We dream of Lakshadweep Islanders who passionately love their country and whose values and competencies enable them to realize their full potential and contribute meaningfully to building the nation
As a learner-centered public institution, the Department of Education continuously improve itself to better serve its stakeholders.
To protect and promote the right of every Islander to quality, equality, culture based,and complete basic education where:
Students learn in a child-friendly, gender-sensitive and motivating environment.
Teachers facilitate learning and constantly nurture every learner.
Administrators and Staff, as stewards of the institution, ensure an enabling and supportive environment for effective learning to.