NGOs Call for Inclusive Education Policy

The Non Government Organizations (NGOs) advocating for rights of children with disabilities continue to push for the need to have an inclusive education policy that will address the access to education for all.

They explain that children with special needs are most marginalized and their concerns are often ignored and that due to the absence of inclusive education policy they face pervasive barriers that limit their participation in education.

Statistics show that about 16% of Ugandan children are disabled and only 5% of the children are able to access inclusive school.

The inclusive education policy which focuses on modification in teaching methods, learning resources, communication and adjusting the learning environment to meet individual learning needs.

In a dialogue meeting organized in Kampala, the Executive Director for Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC) Dolerence Were explains that there is much need for the policy in the country.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Commissioner in Charge of Inclusive and Non-formal Education in the Ministry of Education and Sports, Sarah Ayesiga has lauded the efforts by NGOs to advocate for inclusive education policy and promises to ensure the policy is implemented.

The Non Government Organizations (NGOs) advocating for rights of children with disabilities continue to push for the need to have an inclusive education policy that will address the access to education for all. They explain that children with special needs are most marginalized and their concerns are often ignored and that due to the absence of inclusive education policy they face pervasive barriers that limit their participation in education.

Statistics show that about 16% of Ugandan children are disabled and only 5% of the children are able to access inclusive school.The inclusive education policy which focuses on modification in teaching methods, learning resources, communication and adjusting the learning environment to meet individual learning needs.

In a dialogue meeting organized in Kampala, the Executive Director for Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC) Dolerence Were explains that there is much need for the policy in the country.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Commissioner in Charge of Inclusive and Non-formal Education in the Ministry of Education and Sports, Sarah Ayesiga has lauded the efforts by NGOs to advocate for inclusive education policy and promises to ensure the policy is implemented.

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