Magoha to improve centres to accommodate abled differently students

The Resource centres will also be revamped.

In Summary

•Mumina said parents should present their children with various disabilities to EARCS where the government can assess the disability.

•She also noted that the government will place the children in educational institutions that will develop their abilities and talents.

The Thika Primary school for the blind in Thika town. the school and Joy Town secondary school for physically challenged has urged the government to adopt a curriculum that will suit the needs of physically challenged students.
The Thika Primary school for the blind in Thika town. the school and Joy Town secondary school for physically challenged has urged the government to adopt a curriculum that will suit the needs of physically challenged students.
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Education ministry is set to revamp Educational Assessment Centres with a view to strengthening its ability to assess the nature and extent of disabilities children are facing.

The Resource centres will also be revamped.

Chief Administrative Secretary  Mumina Bonaya said it also seeks to place the children in appropriate educational institutions.

Bonaya was speaking during the official closing of the 3rd National Conference on Special Education at the Institute in Nairobi on Friday. 

Mumina said the reorganization of EARCS will ensure 100% placement, access, equity, quality, relevance, transition, and completion of all children at all levels.

The move will fall in line with the newly implemented Competency-Based Curriculum.

Mumina said parents should present their children with various disabilities to EARCS where the government can assess the disability.

She also noted that the government will place the children in educational institutions that will develop their abilities and talents. 

She expressed concern that some parents hid the children thus denying them the opportunities to develop their innate abilities and talents. 

Mumina added that CBC provided for diversity in endowments noting that it seeks to develop the varied potential of every child. 

Director of the institute Norman Kiogora said Special needs Education children were not readily appreciated. 

He said they had emotional and learning difficulties which teachers attributed to naughtiness. 

Kiogora suggested that training institutions for teachers should teach special needs Education programs saying the training will enable them to handle students with more understanding and empathy.