VSO/AHIP Launched a Policy Book for Inclusive Education
Over the years, lack of vision and willingness to embrace the philosophy of inclusive education has remained a major barrier to Inclusive Education in Nigeria.
However, in a bit to create awareness on the importance of inclusive Education for All, a Non-governmental Organization, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), in collaboration with Adolescent Health and Information Projects (AHIP) launched a policy book titled Standard and Guidelines for Inclusive Education in Nigeria.
Speaking at the event organized at Grand Central Hotel, the State Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Keru said the State will commence the implementation of its inclusive education for all in the State.
The commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Lauretu Ado Disso noted that the State Government enacted the policy of inclusive education for all since 2015, adding that to practice inclusive education, the State Government has commenced the building of new classrooms to accommodate its students.
The Programme Manager Education, Voluntary Service Overseas, Christabel Molade who also called for the construction of more classrooms to encourage learning across the state noted that VSO has lunched an inclusive program, targeting Gwarzo, Bumkure, and Kumbotso local government.
Also speaking, the Director of AHIP, Hajiya Mairo Bello stressed that inclusive education for all is important in Kano to address the challenges faced due to lack of qualitative education.
Stakeholders at the event also called for inclusive education for persons living with a disability in Kano State.
The lunching of the Standard and Guidelines book for Inclusive Education in Nigeria is well attended by Policy markers from the State House of Assembly, representing the State Ministry of Education, as well as representatives from State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB.
Ibraheem Ladi Amosa