Dokolo leaders announce hopes to parents of children with special needs


A teacher helps a pupil with special need to write. A UNICEF photo.

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Dokolo—27, June 2020: The Dokolo District Education Officer (DEO) has called upon parents of children with special needs to send them to school since there are teachers with enough skills in teaching and handling them.

Rev Bosco Bwonyo, the DEO, made the call during a training for 120 teachers on special needs education held in Angwecibange and Dokolo primary schools recently.

He added that Dokolo district is well prepared to handling all the challenges of special needs education.

The district has also set up a shs500m “special needs center” in Angwecibange primary school which has gone a long way to enhance teaching and learning, an official says.

Mr Bwonyo also cautioned some parents who end up caging children with special needs that they risk being prosecuted in Courts of Law.

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Opio James who’s the Senior Education Officer (SEO) said that the objectives of the training is to enhance the capacity of teachers in handling special needs as well as to practice inclusive education where the children with special needs are not always segregated from other children.

“The teachers who have been trained should act as ambassadors of special needs education and help to mobilise and sensitise the parents to take their children to school,” the SEO added.

Also, Opio Okabo Cons, the Head teacher Angwecibange primary school which is hosting the special needs center, said that: “Inclusive education has helped special needs children to cope up with others and in 2019 PLE, a girl with hearing impairment got 18 aggregates and this is a justification of inclusive education.”

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