Church asked to lead in inclusivity of special needs learners

Murang'a priest
Murang'a Presbyterian Church of East Africa Reverend Daile Nderitu. The church has been asked to actively participate in ensuring inclusivity of special needs learners. File Photo

The Church has been asked to take a leading role in ensuring the inclusivity of learners with special needs in education.

Speaking at Ack st John’s Sirwa in Nandi Hills during a return to school meeting, Teso North Special Needs Education Officer Joseph Makiche Kiptoo said the church has to play a pivotal role in the lives of learners with special needs.

Kiptoo said since all were created in the likeness of God, the church has to ensure that learners with SNE are not left behind in the access to education.

He noted that in Nandi East, there are a number of learners with different challenges who have not yet been identified, calling on parents to take them to school so that the right assessment can be done, then proper placement can be initiated.

The officer further commended the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for posting special needs specialists in all sub-counties across the country.

He said this will ensure that 100 per cent inclusion is achieved.

By Joseph Kiptoo

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