Education Ministry To Pay More Attention To Special Needs Children
Despite some of the efforts being made to improve the delivery of education to students with learning disabilities, it is believed that there is still a lot more work to be done in this area.
As such, the education ministry is now looking to introduce a non-graduate program that will hopefully see teachers at special schools, being trained to deal with students, who are slow learners.
According to Coordinator of Special needs in Guyana Karen Hall, one of the ministry’s major challenges in this regard is teacher training.
According to Hall there are about 1200 children in special needs schools across the country. She said important among the areas to be addressed to help improve the delivery of education to such students, is the modification of the physical environment.
The ministry of Education’s move to improve the delivery of education to children with special needs currently coincides with efforts being made at the national level to recognize the rights of differently able persons with the implementation of the Disability ACT.