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Pupils with disability face shortage of teaching aids

4th February 2013
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 Teachers have no interest in the field because of a dire shortage of teaching facilities in most schools for people with disability in the country.

This was revealed yesterday in Bagamoyo at a meeting organised by Deaf Blind within the Teachers Forum of Kisarawe (DBWITEFO) and funded by Foundation for Civil Society (FCS).

When interviewed, Mwambao primary and vocational school teacher, Sitta Sakawa said that the country’s education system undermines the education development of the country.

Sakawa cited Patandi School in Arusha as an example of the many schools that are lacking teaching facilities and so undermine teachers.

Sakawa added that the government and other partners should play a leading role in making sure that Deaf Blind are recognised for their dignities and human rights issue.

Further advising the government that it should sit down and reassess on what they should do to seriously address these challenges. They should work with persons with disabilities or their representing organisations to listen to their arguments.

DBWITEFO is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Tanzania which directly deals with the welfare of the Deaf blind.

 

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN