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Teachers to be trained on handling disabled children

Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Education, Prof. George Magoha has said that the government will train more teachers to cater for learners with disabilities.

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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.

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At the same time, Prof. Magoha has advised KCPE and KCSE candidates against being lured into cheating in examinations by unscrupulous people.

He said parents should not be duped into giving out money on the promise that their children will be assisted to access examinations before due time.

“Revise the syllabus and not past paper examinations,” Prof. Magoha advised, saying that examinations were ready and security around it is tight.

Prof. Magoha reiterated that schools which did not meet safety standards should be shut down to protect the safety of children.

“Any one storey structure that does not meet safety standards should be shut down,” Prof. Magoha said.

He, however, said that those who rebuild their schools to acceptable standards will be allowed to reopen but after thorough inspection by appropriate authorities.

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