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SAHRC on inclusive education in FS

03 Dec 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission in the Free State says more still needs to be done to promote inclusive education.
The commission’s Acting Advocacy and Research Officer, Neo Tsikwane, says although there is no shortage of special needs schools in the province, more still needs to be done to promote the rights of learners living with disability and to improve the quality of education they receive.
Her statement comes as the world today observes the international day of persons living with disabilities. Tsikwane says the commission has engaged the Department of Basic Education on the importance of inclusive education and it was revealed that the province has sufficient special schools, however, needs to put in place systems needed for the placement of children with special needs.

Tsikwane says the transfer of pupils from one special school to another has in the past been a problem, which the department committed looking into.
Ahead of the 2019 academic year, the SAHRC in the province says they’re hopeful that these systems will be implemented and all pupils with disabilities are catered for.

Source: OFM News

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