By Emmanuel Zangana (INN), Kogi
The Board Chairman of Kogi State Office for Disability Affairs (KOSODA), Ibrahim Daniel Arome has called on the Kogi State Government to immediately takeover the entire schools for special needs and have absolutely control of them.
He also called for employment of sign language interpreters in all the schools.
Giving reasons for the need of government’s takeover of the present-day Lokoja school for the Deaf, Zango-Daji, Arome said, “The school was originally built by the Federal Government through State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) over 15 years ago. The school was popularly known as Kogi State Special School and was built to help persons with disabilities acquire education. But has over the years, been changed to Lokoja School for the Deaf by the current administrator of the school as a private school”.
He further added that, “All other special schools in Kogi state suburbs like Kogi State Special School, Okene, Kogi State Special School, Ayangba, CMML Special School, Iyale, Kogi State Special School, Mopa-amuro, etc. should also be taken over by the state government.
“This, according to him, is to promote proper supply of manpower, qualified teaching personnel, conducive learning environment and educational materials which makes learning foundation fairer and easier for the entire disability clusters in the state”.
He also urged the government to act discreetly about the situations.