Govt asked to set up schools for special children in Dir

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The local rights activists have demanded of the provincial government to set up schools for special children in the district.

“The provincial government is doing nothing to provide educational facilities to special children in the district,” they told a meeting here on Wednesday.

Addressing the meeting, Akbar Khan, Ibrash Pasha, Mohammad Ayaz and Ihsan Tajak said that provincial government made tall claims about giving priority to education but there were only two primary schools for special children in Lower Dir.

They said that no middle and high school for special children existed in the district owing to which they were compelled to say goodbye to education at the earlier stage.

The rights activists said that hearing aids, provided by the government to the two existing schools in 1988, were out of order. Lack of transportation facility added to the miseries of physically challenged children, they said.

About the staff, they said the schools did not have the post of physical education teacher, nurse and audiologist and also lacked a playground.

The only school for special children in Timergara and its suburban areas was being run in a rented house, they added.

The rights activists demanded of the government to take notice of the situation and increase number of schools for special children. They also demanded of the government to upgrade the existing schools to middle and high level.

Source: Dawn News.