Ogun Govt.Distributes 30 Additional Wheelchairs To Special School - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, September 20, 2021

Ogun Govt.Distributes 30 Additional Wheelchairs To Special School

 Ogun State Government has distributed additional 30 wheelchairs to children with special needs at its Special School in Sagamu, with the aim of enhancing their mobility and improving  living condition of the pupils.
Edu-Biznews recalled that the government had earlier during the World Wheelchair Day Celebration,distributed 25 wheelchairs to children with special needs at the Daniel Akintonde Model School in Abeokuta, the state capital

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu speaking during the distribution of the wheelchairs at the School for Children with Special Needs, Sagamu, said good health and facilities would ensure  better learning environment for the pupils

Arigbabu added  that the gesture would enable the beneficiaries to be mobility self-reliant.

His words,"The Ogun State Government understands the importance of education for all, including persons living with disabilities. This administration is making effort to improve the learning environment for special learners"

The Commissioner assured the special schools of more support, promising that  government would continue to make available devices that would help the learners grow and develop into better individuals and productive members of the society.
 Also speaking, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye says the Prince Dapo Abiodun's administration has given due recognition to the prospects, wellbeing and challenges of special needs children

She stressed that equal opportunities, accessibility of the environment and social infrastructure were the fundamental rights of all citizens regardless of any form of physical challenge or limitations

Ogunleye enjoined the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the wheelchairs, urging them to be steadfast, goal-oriented and focused in their academic pursuits.

In his welcome address, the Director of Special Needs department, Mr. Oluwole Majekodunmi revealed that within the last three months, the State government has added value to the betterment of special needs learners, encouraging individuals and corporate bodies to extend their hands of fellowship to create comfortable and enabling environment for them to live in.

Responding, some of the parents of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Aminat Adewusi and Mrs. Olubukunola Ojo appreciated the government for the gesture towards their children

According to them, "the equipment distributed would be a big relief for them and go a long way to make life easier for their wards.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Favour Etom of Nawair-ud-deen High School, Isabo Abeokuta and Malik Amusa from School for Children with Special Needs, Ijebu-Ode lauded the State government’s efforts at making life meaningful for them.

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