Education Minister Dr. Aishath Ali, on Sunday, remarked that a special priority is allocated to facilitating inclusive educational opportunities for children with disabilities, and enhancing their skill sets.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of “Stakeholder Consultations on Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Children with Disabilities & Transforming Education for All Including Young People with Disabilities” – Minister Aishath said that a special strategic plan has been formulated to recover the obstructions posed to children’s education due the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In this regard, a learning recovery strategy has been formulated, and the necessary training is being provided to schools,” she had said.
Minister noted that different organizations are undertaking collaborative efforts to revert the educational standard of children to previous levels.
She said that the workshop being held today falls under these efforts.
“We really want to hear your thoughts, discuss how you wish to shape your education, and formulate our policies in light of this,” she had said.
Minister Aishath described the COVID-19 pandemic as a major obstruction to Maldivian education sector.
Nevertheless, she said that despite the difficulties, Education Ministry undertook many efforts to ensure no halt to the provision of education. She highlighted the facilitation of lessons through teleclass under a set timetable, familiarizing teachers and all other relevant parties to online resources, and providing curated lesson plans and activities that can be carried out with assistance from parents to children with disabilities.