Thursday, December 31, 2009

Parents in Uganda ask for more special education teachers

From The New Vision in Uganda:

JINJA, Uganda — Parents of children with learning disabilities have asked the Government to train and recruit more teachers for special needs. Under the Jinja Network of Parents Support Groups, they said many children with mental disorders missed out on adequate education due to lack of specialised teachers.

"We have tried to sensitise parents about the rights of these children. Many have been enrolled in school, but special needs teachers are few," said the chairperson of the groups, Mikaya Tenyhwa. This was during the Christmas and New Years celebrations for children with learning disabilities at the Soft Power Education Centre in Bujagali village on Sunday.