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Commission moves to establish six model schools for PWDs

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Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Mr. James Lalu, has disclosed that his agency will establish six model schools for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) across the six geopolitical zones of the country.

Speaking, yesterday, during a press conference to mark the one-year anniversary of the Commission in Abuja, he explained that the agency is making efforts to ensure PWDs enjoy free education from primary to secondary school.

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He said: “In 2022, scholarships would be provided for PWDs who are qualified to study within and outside the country. Our commitment to this made us talk to the British Commission for support. Some PWDs are preparing to leave Nigeria and a lot of them will be leaving for the UK next year on scholarship.

“Our commitment to this has led us to open partnerships with two universities in the United States to provide education for PWDs from Nigeria. Similarly, our commitment to international technology transfer is tied to education. We are strategising on how we can push our people to go and learn technical skills they can bring back to help the disabled.”

He added that 55,000 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) have been enrolled in the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).

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