South African province’s education minister announces plans for new special education programs
- At the 2015 Inclusion Focus Week in Johannesburg, the Gauteng education minister announced that the government will attempt to add 18 new schools catering to special education.
- The province, which includes Johannesburg and Pretoria, currently has 102 schools that include special education instruction.
- The minister also identified the need to strengthen diagnostic and identification measures to accession children into special education programming as early as possible.
“We have got the financial muscle to deal with this matter, we just have to strengthen the partnership element of it. If we can have strong partners, I am of the view that it will help us address the issue of access.”
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