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JD300,000 set by ministry to support students with disabilities

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AMMAN — Director of the General Education Department at the Ministry of Education Nabeel Hanaqta has said that the ministry is allocating JD300,000 annually to support students with disabilities by enrolling them in qualified private schools so that they can receive educational services at various levels of education, Al-Rai daily reported.اضافة اعلان

“The allocation of the amount was provided in order to reduce the burden on parents of students with disabilities,” Hanaqta said. He added that the ministry has circulated to the principals and directorates of private schools to receive applications for supporting learning needs of students with disabilities, with the exception of those with learning difficulties, provided that the that the student does not receive educational support from any governmental or non-governmental entity.

He added that the ministry has launched an electronic link to receive support requests from parents and students, in addition to receiving papers manually for people who are unable to submit them electronically.

Hanaqta pointed out that funds were allocated for students with disabilities in order to integrate them into the education process, as it is an acquired right for all Jordanian students who hold a national identity number and cannot access education due to health condition.

He added out that these funds were allocated earlier, but that ministry did not promote the program, especially since the number of students with disabilities who registered with the ministry does not exceed 1,000 students.

A study launched by the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2019, entitled “The Reality of Inclusive Education Programs in Kindergartens in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan”, recommended making more efforts to institutionalize inclusive education, paying attention to types of disabilities when thinking about creating a social and physical environment, and encouraging families to volunteer for the success of inclusive education.

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