Teachers Training in Kenya: The Ministry of Education is set to train more teachers to handle children with disabilities. This has been revealed by Education cabinet secretary Professor George Magoha.
Prof. Magoha said that there were a large number of populations with special education needs that needed teachers with special skills to teach them.
He made the remarks after making extensive tour of teaching and learning facilities at the Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) on Wednesday.
He was flanked by KISE council member Dr John Mugo and Director KISE Mr Timothy Wambua, and the Director for Special Education in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Fred Haga.
Apart from training Teachers in Special Education, KISE conduct assessment of the nature and severity of disabilities, and based on the diagnosis, accordingly recommends the placement of learners in appropriate schools across the country depending on the nature and severity of the disability.
Prof. Magoha said the institution has trained over 29,000 teachers, and 17,000 are in schools catering for learners with varying disabilities.