Guwahati government announces education facilities for specially abled students

first_imgSpecially-abled students in Guwahati will soon be relieved from paying their college and school fees, as the state government has announced a scheme of free education to these students from Class 9 till the level of university. It will include government-run institutes of higher education including professional colleges of engineering, medical, and polytechnic.Why is the government providing free education after 9th std?Well, according to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, every child can attend school without paying the fee till the age of 14, i.e. Class 8, hence, the specially-abled students will not be paying the school fee throughout.”Now onwards, irrespective of the marks scored by a student or his family’s financial background, admission fee of all specially-abled students from Class IX to the university level, including students in all engineering, medical and polytechnic institutes run by the government will be waived off,” education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday.Facilities being provided by other organisations:A government-run organisation All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is making the life of these strong personalities a little easier: They provide free counselling to differently-abled students on what courses they should choose, for example a professional course like engineering or teaching can give them a better and reliable futureThey provide helpful device to these students, who are enrolled in higher educationAfter giving various education facilities, they also bring companies to hire these resilient soulsThey make them feel special about being different by celebrating — World Disabled Day, White Cane Day — in order to create awareness about the capabilities of differently-abled personsThey propel the institutions to be sensitive while constructing the campus. Under the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995, it’s the universities’ responsibility to construct disabled friendly campusThey also provide special aids and appliances to the differently-abled students for daily functioning, such as readers, computers with screen reading software low-vision aids, scanners, mobility devices, etc for visually challenged students.advertisementBJP-led government in the state is determined to enhance education:The government has also announced free higher secondaryeducation to those whose parents’ annual income is less than Rs 1 lakh,they can apply either for a three-year degree course or a diplomaThe minister further stated that the government is fulfilling itscommitments towards providing quality education in the state, despitehaving financial constraintsThey have appointed new teachers in the state to ensure quality educationThestate will regularise the post of about 7,000 teachers working in primary schools under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)missionThey are planning to introduce 30 per cent of the posts as per the government rules.Read: Specially-abled kids complete mountaineering course, conquer 16, 500 ftRead: Specially-abled students who achieved academic successlast_img read more