By Saheed Ibrahim
Osun State Government will not rest on its oars in ensuring teachers, especially those attending to people with special needs, are adequately motivated.
The State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, stated this at the handing over ceremony of the inclusive education equipment and materials intervention to children and young persons with disabilities in mainstream schools.
In his speech, Adeleke said that within one hundred days in office, people with special needs benefitted immensely from his administration through interventions ranging from financial support to mobility-enhancing equipment.
Represented by his Deputy, Prince Kola Adewusi, Adeleke said the materials would ensure the comfort of students with special needs.
He stressed that his administration would continuously put a smile on the faces of the physically challenged.
He called on the beneficiaries of the various projects to cultivate a maintenance culture to serve as encouragement for others who might be willing to assist further.
Speaking, the state SUBEB Secretary, Mr. Yahaya Bakare, represented by the Director of Social Mobilization and Special Education, Mr. Adeoye Oyebola, appreciated Governor Adeleke for the uncommon traits of leadership he had shown towards the physically challenged in terms of free education as well as a free meal in all special schools across the State.
While presenting the disability draft bill to the Governor, the Chairman of the Joint Association of People with Disability, Mr. Stephen Oluwaseyi, called for enacting the disability law to reduce the discrimination and sentiment faced by the physically challenged.
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