The Democratic Alliance said
latest statistics show that learners with special needs are not receiving the
critical attention they need and deserve in the country.
This follows a reply by the
Department of Basic Education to a question by the party on children with
special educational requirements.
The department revealed that
three-thousand-two-hundred and sixty-seven children are on waiting lists for schools
that will cater to their needs.
DA MP on Basic Education
Portfolio Committee Sonja Boshoff said we feel the ruling party should follow
suit with what the DA is doing in the Western
Cape, where children with special needs are
incorporated into a full service school or any other school until a position is
made available for them.
Boshoff said every learner, it
makes no difference whether they are disabled or an ordinary learner may not be
Boshoff said we are calling on
the Minister and her Department together with the Provincial Department to have
a look at this and to institute precautions or measures to assist these
learners to give them or afford them the proper schooling that they need.
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