The Cross River State House of Assembly has called on the State Government to urgently rehabilitate the Special Education Secondary Schools for the disabled and less privilege in the state.
This was contained in a resolution adopted by the House, following a motion moved by member representing Akamkpa 1 State Constituency and Deputy Speaker of the house, Rt. Hon Itaya Asuquo Nyong.
The Assembly also urged government to also provide incentives and facilities to motivate teachers who assist children with special needs.
The House directed the relevant Committee to visit the special schools in the state and present a status report to the House for consideration in two weeks.
Making his contribution on the schools, the Leader of the House, and member representing Obubra II State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Abeng Moses Onoh observed that the facilities in these special schools are obsolete and called for renewed government commitment towards updating and renovating the schools for better performance of the children.
Also, lending his voice in support of the motion, member representing Boki 1 State Constituency, Hon. Ernest Eki said a good environment enhances good learning stressing that it is important for government to reciprocate the contribution of the handicapped to nation building, especially in the area of sports by giving them a befitting school equipped with modern facilities that can guarantee their development.
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