ISESELE EZEKIEL, Benin
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has approved the payment of special bursary for visually impaired students of Edo origin studying in tertiary institutions.
Obaseki gave the approval when the executive members of the state chapter Nigeria Association of the blind (NAB) led by its chairman, Asemota Nosakhare, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Benin City.
“Persons with disabilities are part of the society and it is obligatory on the part of government to ensure that their welfare is well taken care of,” the governor said, and urged the association to compile the names of its members who are students in tertiary institutions for onward transmission to the ministry of education to enable them benefit from the scheme”
The governor stressed the need to have an educational system of high standard for persons living with disabilities and promised that a special education department would be established in the College of Education, Abudu or the Tayo Akpata University of Education, Ekiadol
He said his administration would support people living with disabilities and donated N1 million to the association, adding that a brail press that would assist persons with visual impairment transcribe normal script to brail, would be established in the state.
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