A non -governmental organization advocating for educators and families of persons with disabilities, have organised a training on Inclusive Education and Individualized Education Plan Centre (IEIEPC).

The training, which held at the International Press Centre (IPC), Ogba, was organized by the NGO in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Education, for stakeholders in all six education districts of the state.

The director, Mr Oyeyinka Oladipupo Oluwawumi, said there is need for a regular training of teachers, parents, counsellors and stakeholders in its inclusive education plan.

“Disability is not the lack of ability to succeed; it only becomes an inability if necessary, tools/aids are not maximised. To this end, there is a need for training and retraining of teachers. We collaborate with other professionals in the field of special and inclusive education for the divine goal of improving the lives of these children,” he said.

Oluwawumi decried that schools had no standard plan for learning, “It is quite unfortunate that there is no standard plan by the school, and even most schools in Nigeria; although some consent to be using a timetable. If teachers do not have guide or see good reasons to have a modified curriculum for specially attending to impaired students, how then do we give these children opportunities to also fulfil their dreams and become successful.”

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