Monday, 20 November 2017

MOE accepts recommendations on compulsory education for children with special needs


The Ministry of Education (MOE) said it has accepted recommendations from a 17-member advisory panel on having compulsory education for children with special needs.

The panel, chaired by Minister of State for Education Janil Puthucheary, was appointed in November 2016 to make recommendations to look into how compulsory education can be implemented in a way that best serves the needs of these children, aged above six and below 15.

Among the recommendations were to provide more guidance to parents before their children start Primary 1 and help them make decisions in placing their child in a school.

Parents will get more support in obtaining a diagnosis for their child, while the ministry will work on improving confidence in special education schools (SPED).

Read more @ http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/moe-accepts-recommendations-on-compulsory-education-for-children-9415050

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