Special needs schools to participate in sports

Sporting activities have been introduced in special need schools as per the new curriculum to enable students participate in extra curriculum activities as their counterparts in normal schools.

Special needs primary and Secondary Schools will be required to participate in athletics and ball games.

Nairobi County Regional Coordinator of Education, Mr. John Ololtuaa, said 2018’s school games will commence on 29th July to 4th August, with primary schools hosting the event in Nakuru and secondary ones in Kisumu.

Speaking in his Nyayo House office over the weekend, while receiving school uniforms for special need schools from Kenya Association of International Schools, Mr. Ololtuaa said the Ministry of Education created a directorate to address special need issues to enable the learners’ access their right to quality education.

He thanked the Kenya Association of International schools for the donation, noting that the sector still had various areas of collaboration especially, in teachers training following the introduction of new curriculum.

The Policy for Learners and Trainees with Disabilities Sector was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 25th 2018.

The policy provides a clear framework for inclusive education and training, as well as gives the Ministry the mandate to establish, promote and coordinate partnerships and collaboration with other actors and stakeholders in provision of education, training and support services for learners and trainees with disabilities.

In her remarks, Jane Mwangi, Senior Administrator and Advocacy Officer at the Kenya Association of International Schools while emphasizing on the need for continuous collaboration and support for the Special needs schools lauded the Ministry for its initiative in supporting the disadvantaged in society.

Source: Kenya News Agency