School turns away over 250 kids with special needs due to lack of space

The Garden City Special School in the Ashanti Region has turned away more than 250 children with special needs who require admission into the facility.

The school says it has no space to admit the children.

Out of about 300 applicants for the 2015 admission season, only 30 representing about 10 percent were offered places.

Headmistress, Dr. Roselyn Frimpomaa Adjepong, fears until facilities are expanded, the educational needs of many children with special needs will not be fulfilled.

“This school serves the whole of Ashanti Region, Northern Region and even Eastern Region…so it’s high time GES look at all these things and help these children because once they are born into the system they need to be educated”, Dr Adjepong told Luv FM’s Prince Appiah.

Prince Appiah reports that classrooms designed for 8 children now take more than 12 children, amid limited teaching and learning materials.

“Teachers are over-stretched as they strain to care of over 160 students”, Prince observes after a visit to the Kumasi-based facility.

The Headmistress of the school wants the Ghana Education Service (GES) and corporate institutions to assist with infrastructure to enable the facility accommodate more children.


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