The Nasarawa state government has created vistas of opportunities for vulnerable citizens in the state as it formally inaugurated a comprehensive special school for the disabled.
The school was commissioned by president Muhammadu Buhari during his official visit to the state.The state governor, Umaru Tanko Almakura explained that the special school is to provide individual care to children with learning difficulties.
“Specifically special needs in areas of vision impairment, hearing, physically challenged and those with Cerebral Palsy (autism). To ensure maximum benefit and inclusiveness”.“We have made their education free, right from primary to tertiary level. This effort is to remove the burden of educational expenses off the parents of these wonderful children”
Almakura also stated that the aim is to ensure that children with disability are given equal opportunities to empower, broaden their vision, develop their talents, creativity and support their full potentials.He lamented that people with disabilities have been denied opportunities to favourably compete with others in all spheres of life.
The Comprehensive Special School is equipped with modern facilities to ease teaching and learning of children with special needs.Almakura added that his administration has recruited the desired manpower with requisite qualification and disposition to teach in this school.
“We have also developed, after careful consideration and with the help of special education experts, a comprehensive curriculum and
modules for the education of children with special needs.