Mogae advocates exclusive schools for the deaf

MAUN: Former President Festus Mogae says favours a situation where there are exclusive schools for students living with disability.

He was speaking during the Botswana Society for the Deaf (BSD) awareness week at the Maun Sports Complex. The day was held under the theme: “Enough said, but none heard”.

Mogae said a situation where deaf students are studying side-by-side their peers who do not have disabilities is not right as it inconveniences students with disabilities. He was referring to the Revised National Policy on Education of 1994 which made it mandatory for children with special needs to be integrated with their peers to prepare them for future social integration. He said there is a need for funding for the schools for the deaf.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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