Abiodun Resuscitates Ogun Braille Book Production Centre After 12 Years Of Negligence - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Abiodun Resuscitates Ogun Braille Book Production Centre After 12 Years Of Negligence

Ogun State Government has commissioned its newly renovated braille book production centre, to enhance teachings and learning of visually impaired pupils in the state
Edu-Biznews recalled that the braille book production centre was first established in the year 2007, but became moribund less than two (2) years after it's establishment, before  the Prince Dapo Abiodun's administration decided to revive the centre, to demonstrate its sincere love for people living with disabilities  

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu who made this known while speaking at the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, themed, "Leadership and Participation of Persons with Disabilities towards an Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post Covid-19 World", said all the five (5) special schools across the state were rehabilitated while  wheelchairs and other materials were distributed to the schools.      

Arigbabu at the event held recently at the Ministry's conference room, Oke-Mosan and Daniel Akintonde Model School for Children with Special Needs, Adigbe, Abeokuta respectively, stressed the need to promote equality for people with disabilities, in order to allow them displayed their intellectual abilities, especially at post the pandemic era.
The commissioner  in a statement by his Media Aide, Mrs. Omoniyi Damilola, said that the State government had been a firm believer that no child should be left behind in the education revitalisation agenda,

 He listed some of the efforts made by government for children with special needs schools, to includes, the rehabilitation of the 5 schools, 50% increment in the school feeding allowance of the children

Abiodun assured his administration  would continue to make learning environment conducive for the learnersi   
 "The present administration believes that everyone has the right to self-determined life, we recognize and support the tenacity and potentials of people with disabilities and we want tgรคo bridge the gap between people living with disabilities and the society. This government has given due attention and we will not relent until we ensure that teaching and learning activities are made easier for these learners", Arigbabu said
He charged the children to continue to strive to be self-dependent through good education, skill acquisitions, display of intelligence and their God-given potentials while callimg on individuals, philanthropists and non governmental organisations (NGOs) to continue to extend their hands of fellowship to the special needs people through empowerment  programme. 
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye pointed out the importance of integrating people living with disabilities into leadership positions and engage them in spirit and developed positive attitude towards them.
The State Chairman, Nigeria Association of the Blind, Barr. Joseph Bulugbe and Mr. Emmanuel Akinola, a civil servant in the Ministry of Justice appreciated  government for making academic life more meaningful for people living with disabilities, through the resuscitation of the braille book production centre.
They encouraged people living with disabilities to continue to nurture their lives and potentials and strive for the full integration into the society. 


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