The Headteacher, FCT School of the Blind, Jabi, Mrs Regina Dung, has advocated an all-inclusive education system that will cater for both normal persons and those with disabilities.

Dung made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.

She said that an all-inclusive education system would encourage persons with disabilities to rise to the challenge of achieving their best possible as they mingled freely with their other counterparts.

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“The inclusive education would have been better, but Nigeria we are not yet there because we are not yet there a special centre like this would be better for them.

“In the developed countries what they do is that they have inclusive education, they have what we call a resource room with a resource teacher.

“That after taking the normal lesson in the classroom, he will just come into the resource room then the resource room teacher will now prepare his notes in Braille.

“But it is not so in Nigeria because it needs a lot of money and because of that you will discover that most of these blind children are left without education.

“If we have an inclusive education the better for us because it is then that people will get to know that there is really ability in disability.

“That the blind can also learn like any other child.’’

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She said that establishing such school would be a statement against segregation of people.

According to her, many states in the country do not provide education for the blind as students have to travel long distances to attend school.

She urged state governors to establish such schools for their indigenes to enable them to have access to education.

Dung also called on Nigerians studying education courses to embark on special needs programme to enable them to teach the blind how to use the Braille to learn.

She said that some of the teachers in the school were blind.

source:(NAN)

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