Minister Highlights Rights of Disabled to Education

There are 124 535 pupils with disabilities in ordinary schools and 111 619 being educated in special schools which cater to their needs, says Motshekga

The Department of Basic Education says there are 124 535 pupils with disabilities in ordinary schools and 111 619 being educated in special schools which cater to their needs.

Minister Angie Motshekga says that, “Our government has adopted progressive policies and has taken far-reaching steps to protect the fundamental rights of children, including children living with disabilities.”

In July 2001, the education department gazetted White Paper 6, Special Needs Education: Building an Inclusive Education and Training System, which provides for increasing access to quality education for children experiencing barriers to learning.

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Source: 
The Citizen

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