[Abuja]–The House of Representatives has urged the Federal government to establish more Special college of education to take care of the special ones in the country.
This call came after the adoption of a motion by Rep. Emmanuel Akpan (Akwa Ibom-PDP).
According to the representative, it is saddening that the country with her large population has only has one special college which is located in Oyo State. This, he said is greatly insufficient for the needs of the special ones.
He added that in spite of the large number of physically-challenged persons, the sole college, located in Oyo, does not produce enough teachers for the special needs of students.
The lawmaker said that with the needed support, physical-challenged students would become useful members of the society.
“By establishing more Colleges of Education to train people with special needs, the rate of destitution and begging across the country will be drastically reduced,’’ Akpan said.
The motion was unanimously adopted and the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, mandated the Committee on Tertiary Education and Services, to ensure implementation and report back to the house within eight weeks.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg