The Ghana Federation of Incapacity Organisations (GFD), has named on govt and stakeholders in the education sector to critique the recent e-understanding programme, to make it all-inclusive.
Mr Juventus Duorinaah, Executive Director of the Ghana Countrywide Association of the Deaf (GNAD), a member Affiliation of the GFD who designed the attractiveness claimed the present platform ignores numerous important aspects of education that designed finding out incapacity-helpful.
“I want the federal government to critique the e-learning programme because several children dwelling with incapacity have been left out. It should be designed a lot more incapacity welcoming, to ensure that they benefit, if not the e-studying is absolutely nothing to the persons living with disabilities who are at dwelling.
“And that will also suggest that they are getting cheated simply because at the conclude of the day the deaf, the blind and the deaf-blind will all be writing the identical paper,” he stated.
Mr Duorinaah was speaking on the subject matter: “Impact of COVID-19 on the life of people with disabilities – encounters and lessons”, at a National Policy Dialogue on the Assessment of the Incapacity Act in Accra.
The dialogue, organized by the GFD in partnership with ActionAid Ghana, was aimed at soliciting inputs from pertinent stakeholders to press for the evaluation of the country’s Disability Act, to make it additional inclusive and effective.
In March this year, the governing administration closed down all universities as section of steps to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Subsequently, the Ministry of Education and learning jointly with the Ministry of Communications and the Ghana Education and learning Service rolled out the e-learning programme, to be certain that learners remained energetic while at house.
Mr Duorinaah said the plight of people residing with disabilities had worsened as a outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic, with quite a few owning dropped their jobs.
He urged the media to toss more lights on the problems of folks living with disabilities, specific in this period of time of COVID-19, to guarantee that they acquire the wanted awareness probable, to mitigate their plight.
Mr Alexander Bankole Williams, Chairman of the Countrywide Advocacy Committee of GFD also referred to as on government to roll out a plan that would provide to each learner with a incapacity, together with the provision of incapacity-created laptops, with accompanying acceptable application software that would make the laptops usable.
He further appealed to the govt to evaluate the tv facilitated learning, to assure that the complete desires of folks with disabilities have been factored.
“Also, determine people people with disabilities who are unemployed at the second and are notably unable to go out task looking, to start off to give them precise regular stimulus offers as a kind of social intervention to allow them to deal with their working day-to-working day living,” he stated.
Mr John Nkaw, Head of Programmes, Strategies and Innovations at ActionAid Ghana also urged authorities to do far more beyond the social interventions, in particular in the era of COVID-19, to mitigate the plights of the vulnerable, significantly individuals living with disabilities.
He confident GFD of its determination toward the empowerment of people dwelling with incapacity, to enable them to desire for their rights.
Meanwhile, the Federation has also urged the government to quick monitor procedures of the amendment of the country’s existing Incapacity Act, 2006 (Act 715), to conform with intercontinental conventions.