The immediate past Chairman of National Association of Deaf Students (NADS) BUK Chapter, Ibrahim Tukur has praised the impressive performance of his immediate successor, Ibrahim Bin Lawal, who appears to be putting more efforts to create awareness about the myriads of challenges confronting the entire Students with Disabilities of Bayero University Kano (BUK).
INN reports that Tukur utilized the means of his social media handles to openly express unreserved commendations to the Students union leader and his team.
In a statement widely shared across Facebook, Tukur stated “the National Association of Deaf Students, Bayero University Kano Chapter under the leadership of Malam Ibraheem Bin Lawal paid a visit to the newly-elected Head of Department (HOD) of Special Education, Prof Kyauta Ibrahim.
“During the visit, the association expressed excitement for Prof Ibrahim’s appointment and discussed on challenges confronting the deaf students. With sense of concern, the association pleaded with the HOD to improve the welfare of deaf students by providing necessary assistance.
While appreciating the association for the concern shown to him and its effort for improving the academic needs of the deaf students, the HOD assured the association of his commitment towards improving special education and welfare of special need students.
Expressing his delight to the Students union leaders under the guidance of Ibrahim Bin Lawal, the former students’ leader said “It is heartwarming to see a disability student association advocating for the rights and well-being of their fellow students. We commend the National Association of Deaf Students for raising their voices and bringing attention to the needs of the deaf community at the university.
We hope that the new Head of Department takes their concerns to heart and implements policies and programs that promote the academic success of deaf students.
Inclusivity and accessibility are values that should be upheld in any educational institution. As we strive to create a more inclusive society, we must ensure that all members of our community have equal access to opportunities and resources. We applaud the efforts of the National Association of Deaf Students and look forward to seeing positive changes for the deaf community at Bayero University Kano., the statement noted.
Commenting on the development, the NADS chairman said “thank you for finding me worthy to lead the association and for the encouragement. You’ve been my good predecessor and inseparable friend. We’ve experienced a lot. I’m still trying my very best to achieve what you’ve left for me. It’s an honour indeed”.