Mauritius Holds International Convention for Challenged Students’ Quality Circle

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Mauritius hosted the second International Convention for Challenged Students’ Quality Circle, emphasizing that education is a human right. Mrs. Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, the Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research in the country underscored this issue and noted the importance of inter-institutional and international sharing of best practices to improve education worldwide for persons with specific needs.

She notes that, in Mauritius, there is strong action to include persons with disabilities in the school system. Recent policy has created 14 Integrated Units for Special Education Needs (SEN) for children to make sure these children are included in the education system. The policy promotes training teachers and staff to attend to the specific needs of students with disabilities as well as the introduction of the ICT-based “Braille Display” for blind students in SEN schools.

Source: Government of Mauritius, Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media