Gov. Almakura Assures People Living Disability Equal Opportunity As nasarawa Special School Opens.
The executive governor of nasarawa state, Umaru Tanko Almakura has disclosed that the people living with disability who have been a challenge to every administration will now be given equal opportunity to progress and get equal education.
Governor Almakura made this known while speaking to newsmen on the opening day of the Government Comprehensive School Lafia, were he interacted with students and parents of the newly admitted student of the school. He took time from his inspection to personally hand out lunch to all of them, before walking them to their waiting buses at the close of the school.
He explained that the disability law passed would reduce some of the challenges, but access to education (especially those that are still growing and are yet to understand the torment of being disabled ) has been a great challenge and the government of Nasarawa State has worked tirelessly to combat that and provide education to them for free.
He further state that they were giving the deaf, blinds autistic and those with down syndrome the chance to live a worthwhile life understanding that that was their world and how they would live it. He said the school would provide the chance for children o be taught the universally accepted mediums of communication, given education and a chance to live productive lives that could eventually lead to some of them getting leadership positions in the state or even the country at large.
The Governor alsi explained that everything related to the education of disabled persons at the school was free from the uniforms, feeding, books, and special educational equipment and down to drugs and other needed medical items. He called on parents present to continue to enlighten other that have disabled wards not hide them away but bring them to get educated.
Lastly, he called for a continuous synergy between the teacher and the parents stating that; “that would be a major success to education and the students would be the greatest benefactors”.
The Government Comprehensive School Lafia had over three hundred and fifty (350) students present on the opening day of the school, who could not hold their excitement of being in such a school.