GOVERNMENT should establish a vocational curriculum to help children with disabilities (CWDs) acquire employment after school, a child rights NGO has said.
Dorothy Nangwale, the country director of Hope for African Children International, said the current curriculum is not favourable for the CWDs since it is based on â€˜timed exams as opposed to continuous assessmentâ€™.
Nangwale was recently speaking at the launch of a report titled Access to Basic Education for Children with Disabilities at Hotel Equatoria, Kampala.
Stella Odongo, the country programme director of the Uganda Child Rights NGO Network, which produced the report, said it was based on views from the central government, district officials and other stakeholders in CWDs.
Nangwale said teachers with skills in special needs education should always be deployed to schools that offer it. She added that such teachers should be offered incentives.
In a speech read by the Commissioner for Guidance and Counseling, Martin Omagor, education minister Namirembe Bitamazire said government was committed to setting up facilities for the disabled in schools.
NGO calls for disabled childrenâ€™s curriculum