Bwana Mkubwa MP advocates quality education for children with special needs
By Staff Reporter
BWANA Mkubwa Member of Parliament Dr. Jonas Chanda says children with special needs require access to quality education.
Chanda said that he was an advocate of good educational services for children with “special needs” such as blindness, deafness, mental and physical incapacitation or disability.
He adds that he is further lobbying government for an “inclusive model” which creates separate classes for children with special needs or integrates those children with special needs who can cope in other classes.
“Chipata Open Day Community School in Lusaka’s Chipata compound has an “inclusive model” for children with special needs which can be adapted by Ministry of General Education for government schools,” he said.
“An “inclusive model” is better and more humane than building separate “special schools” in distant places which are inaccessible by the children and their parents/guardians.”
He said he is further lobbying government to train more specialized teachers for children with special needs.