Mutezigaju Flora

Thank you for an opportunity to reflect to this question. Having worked in education sector for more than 15 years in low income country, I can confidently say that we still have a long way to go in terms of providing quality inclusive education to all students. It is almost impossible to teach a child with disabilities when you don’t even know his/ her needs. In most cases, children with disabilities are enrolled in regular schools without any assessment, many with invisible disabilities( learning difficulties) are not even noticed. In a class of 65 students, it is not possible for a single teach to cater for the needs of students with disabilities or special educational needs. Students with disabilities are not receiving any support/ accommodations whether in instruction or examinations.

Yes, we have good policies that articulate what should be done, but we lack budget, knowledge and skills to put them into practice. We lack proper coordination mechanism that support inclusive education.