Children with disabilities will soon have equal access to education like their peers as the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC partners the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPND) to provide special needs learning for kids
The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Hamid Bobboyi who disclosed this at the weekend, explained that every disabled child of school-going age will receive basic education tailored to their needs under the partnership.
He said the intervention for children with disability was coming at a time when a UBEC project on “Model Smart School”, designed to address modern ICT needs of kids is about to kick off.
”The Commission amongst other mandates is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that every child of school-going age has access to quality basic education regardless of his/her disabilities or special needs, Dr. Bobboyi said.
Dr. Bobboyi explained that both Commissions will form a joint committee to address the various issues in physical access such as toilet facilities and technical training amongst others.
”This new partnership will make a difference in the life of children with disabilities or special needs because education is not selective regardless of disabilities or special needs”.
The National Commission of Persons with Disabilities is a federal government established institution saddled with the responsibility of promoting and protecting the right of persons with disabilities in Nigeria.