Give special needs students equal opportunities, Teo urges schools
PUCHONG: Schools are encouraged to take their own initiative to help students with special needs.
Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said the move is in line with the ministry’s Zero Reject Policy to ensure that no special needs students are turned away from schools.
“We want special needs students to receive equal education opportunities like other students while attending special education programmes in public schools or government-aided schools.
“For example, schools at their own discretion can move the class with special needs students to the ground floor,” she told reporters after visiting Integrated Special Education Programme (PPKI) students at Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Putra Perdana in Taman Putra Perdana here.
She said facilities such as special stairs, ramps, toilets also will be provided at government schools in stages.
Meanwhile, Teo said beginning this year, it is compulsory for teachers in charge of PPKI to prepare an individual education plan for every special needs students in order to track their progress.