NGO asks FG to include sign language as part of the requirements for teachers

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An NGO, Voice of Disability Initiative (VDI), has appealed to the Federal Government to include sign language as part of the requirements for teachers, and that it should be included in educational curriculum and syllabus, in order to give people with disability, particularly the deaf, a sense of belonging.

VDI Executive Director, Catherine Edeh, who stated this during a one-day focused group discussion concept of inclusive education in Abuja, lamented the deplorable condition of special schools for people with disability.

Edeh accused the government of not being kind to people with disability by situating special schools in remote areas making it difficult for children with special needs to attend daily.

She urged the government to show sympathy by implementing the 2015 inclusive education policy which partly prohibits discrimination against people with disability.