[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Education commissioned the Visually Impaired Resource Unit on Albert Street in Queenstown on Wednesday, May 07.
The Resource Unit will be used by those persons with disabilities and would serve as a more spacious and conducive place for learning of the special group.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Principle Education Officer of Georgetown, Baydewan Rambarran underscored the point that in countries around the globe, services outside the general education systems has been a growing trend.
He said that the practice of engaging in special education, special needs and special kills in teaching is the way forward. According to the Education official, the practice of special needs education is one where students are educated in a way that would recognise their individual skills and facilities such as the one commissioned by the ministry.
He added that a planned and systematic monitoring and arrangement of teaching packages, adopted equipment and materials used among other interventions are vital in the delivery of special education and schooling.
Meanwhile, Education Minister Priya Manickchand in her address reminded that education has been proven to be the sure way and very effective tool which changes the circumstances for families, individuals, communities and nations.
She recommitted the efforts of the Government of Guyana and its understanding of the importance of education hence the heavy investment in the sector more particular special education.
Manickchand who outlined some of the aspect of a five year plan for the education sector spoke extensively on what the plan entails for special education and those who serve in the administering and delivering of special education across Guyana.
Among the things to be done include the creation of a national database of persons living with disabilities, career path of teachers working in the system and more consultations to better address the issues of disabled persons and their education needs. [Leroy Smith]