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Ministry of Education to Train More Special Education Teachers

Prof. George Magoha, CS Education on Wednesday, hinted that the government of Kenya would train more special needs education teachers to handle the increased numbers of learners with special needs.

The CS said this while on a visit to assess the instructional and learning offices in Nairobi-Kasarani’s Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE).

He said that there is an enormous number of students with a specialized curriculum needs that required educators with unique aptitudes to instruct them.

The Professor said that the institute conducts an appraisal of the nature and seriousness of learners’ disabilities and suggests for them the most suitable schools in the country. However, KISE’s core function is to create curricula and conduct courses for teachers of children with special needs and disabilities.

The CS further commented that KISE has prepared more than 29,000 special needs teachers, and 17,000 are in special needs and disabilities schools attending to students with changing handicaps.

New Technique to Curb Exams Cheaters

Besides, Prof. Magoha advised parents and this year’s 2019 KCPE and KCSE examinations candidates not to fall prey into the hands of conmen and women with the promise of cheating in exams.

“I alert guardians not be tricked into giving out cash on the guarantee that their kids will be helped to get to assessments before due time,” cautioned Magoha.

He emphasized that schools which didn’t satisfy wellbeing guidelines ought to be closed down to ensure the security of kids.

“Any one-story structure that doesn’t fulfill wellbeing guidelines will be shut down,” Prof. Magoha said.

He, notwithstanding, said that the individuals who reconstruct their schools to adequate norms would be permitted to revive; however, only after intensive assessment by suitable specialists.

The CS said that the legislature would give the vital conveniences to the standard eight students who were caught up in the Precious Talent School disaster in Dagoretti, who were moved to Ngong Forest Primary School.

“We have furnished the affected students with a vehicle to ferry them to and from school, shoes, books, uniforms, nourishment, and all that they will require as they attempt their assessments,” said the CS.

Concerning the national assessments, the CS said the service is prepared to direct the assessments, including that they have a technique set up to grab con artists and conmen selling fake assessment papers.

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