Physically challenged: FCTA moves to stop stigmatization
The Federal Capital Territory Administration has taken steps to address the issue of stigmatization of the physically challenged in both public and private schools.
The deputy director in charge of Special Needs Education, Mrs Jean Onyekwelu, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja.
She said physically challenged persons will be admitted into 6 institutions: JSS Jabi, JSS Garki festival road, Pilot science primary school, GSS Kuje, GSS Kwali, and GDSS Dutse to see the workability.
According to her, the students of the schools will be very supportive and will help brighten the hearts of the physically challenged students.
She called on the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, to review the policy on ground that has to do with the inclusive education to ensure the reduction of depression among physically challenged persons.
She stated that the remodeling of the 6 schools will be made in other to accommodate the physically challenged and enable them to move easily.
According to her," we have articulated what we call a basic cutting edge workshop for teachers in the regular school on how to identify the physically challenged in class and on how to communicate, in other to properly educate them.
"For instance, where the ear embedded persons are in class, a sign language teacher can be employed to interpret the works of the class teacher", she added.