Kuppet urges special schools to embrace technology

Friday, March 10th, 2023 06:00 | By

Special schools have been challenged to embrace digital learning platforms for learners to pursue studies with more ease.

 Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet), Kiambu County Chairperson Dr Rose Kiiru says it has been established that through digital technology, physically challenged students can access lessons from the comfort of their homes.

 This, she added, will help reduce the costs of having learners go to class physically and minimise inconveniences they have to go through as a result of their conditions.

Gender equality

 At the same time, the official said Kenya is yet to achieve gender equity with women still lagging behind at nearly all levels of leadership either in government or the private sector.

 Dr Kiiru was speaking at Joy Town Special Secondary School in Thika when she led members of the Union on a visit to mark the International Women’s Day.

During the occasion, Christine Kavale, a physically challenged student at the Thika Technical Institute displayed how she uses her mouth to access digital learning programs through her smart phone. “Our visit to this special school is meant to inspire the students to know that they are only differently enabled and not disabled as we seek for ways to empower them to achieve their goals,” said Dr Kiiru.

 She also used the occasion to call for deliberate efforts to uplift the boy child, particularly those in special institutions of learning or centres for neglected children including approved schools.

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