Education

The PWDs Act, 2003 specifies that all learning institutions must take into account the special needs of persons with disabilities with respect to the entry requirements, pass marks, curriculum, examinations, auxiliary services, use of school
facilities, class schedules, physical education requirements and other
similar considerations.

The Act also specifies that no person or learning institution shall deny admission to a person with disability because of their disability.

Kenya Institute of Special Education: Government agency which trains teachers and other personnel to work in the field of education of persons with disabilities. The institute offers a two year diploma course. It also has an Educational Assessment Centre for children with disabilities.
Address: Ruaka, Nairobi, PO Box 48413 Nairobi – Kenya Tel: 020 860314 Email: kise@iconnect.com

Ministry of Education: Ministry responsible for providing, promoting and coordinating lifelong education, training and research for Kenya’s sustainable development.

Ministry of Education – Special Needs Education Division

Kenya Institute of Education – Special Needs Education Division

Educational Training, Assessment and Resource Centres: There are 44 of these centres throughout Kenya. They can assess and make recommendations for the educational and development needs of children with disabilities. You can find out the location of your closest EARC from your District Education Officer at the district headquarters.

Kenya Sign Language Research Project: Researches Kenya Sign Language, teach the language, train interpreters in KSL and produces KSL materials.
Address: University of Nairobi, 844 Building, Ground Floor, University Way, PO Box 2204-00400, Nairobi Tel: 020 340170 Email: kslrp2002@yahoo.co.uk

Salamanca Statement on Inclusion: This statement was made by representatives of 92 governments and 25 international organisations who formed the World Conference on Special Needs Education in 1994. The statement called for the education of children with disabilities (CWD) through their inclusion in ordinary neighbourhood schools. .

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