Special education needs not fully satisfied

Mental health experts have called for a truly specialised education for learners with special needs because its absence presents more challenges than desired interventions. This transformation, they argued would arrest instances where learners with different forms of disabilities are grouped in one set-up, yet teachers are not trained to handle all their unique needs.

A psychiatric and mental health nurse based at Kasane Primary Hospital, Tshepiso Lekoma, remarked at the second annual Botswana Society for Human Development (BSHD) mental workshop at the University of Botswana.  “All the educational facilities that we currently have are not specialised as learners are not categorised per their needs, and you will find that teachers are not specialised in dealing with one condition,” Lekoma said. Lekoma further questioned how possible it could be for these educators to deal with an assortment of disabilities when they lacked specialisation.

This, experts have argue forfeits aspirations of the Revised National Policy on Education (RNPE) of 1993 to ensure all citizens of Botswana including those with special needs have equal educational opportunities.

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