Almakura to give disabled persons automatic employment

Umaru Tanko Al Makura, Nasarawa State Governor

Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura on Tuesday promised to provide automatic jobs for disabled persons who complete their schooling.

Mr. Almakura disclosed this during the 26th annual conference of the National Association of Special Education Teachers held at the Lafia Conference hall along Shendam road, Lafia, the state capital.

Mr. Almakura also donated N3 million to the association as part of the state government’s gesture to cater for the educational needs of people leaving with disabilities.

Mr. Almakura explained that the state government had trained over 120 special education teachers in the last three year’s.

He added that as a policy the state government was building three special schools across the three senatorial district.

He also explained that the state government had taken over the payment of school fees of people with disabilities and had paid scholarship to those of them studying abroad.

Elumukeh Isaiah, the national president of the association said that the conference was aimed at building the capacity of special education teachers.

Mr. Isaiah urged the federal government to redeem its pledge of providing thirty per cent of special education allowances of teachers, earlier approved.

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