By 2023 the Malaysian Education Ministry targets the enrollment of children with disabilities in the minister’s Inclusive Education Programme to increase to 75 per cent Deputy education minister, Teo Nie Ching, said that currently only 50% are enrolled in the programme.
He explained that the inclusive programme is where students with disabilities will be placed in mainstream classes for a few subjects.
She said that here is need to prepare the teachers and to upgrade the school facilities. As a whole the country experiences shortage of special needs teachers and needs to recruit more.
Teo said that the ministry is working with non-governmental organisations to increase enrollment in national schools emphasizing on the ministry’s Zero Reject Policy which ensures students with special needs get access to education.
Teo assured the parents that the government is committed to providing a better country for all children, especially for those with disabilities.