Hearing-impaired teachers to be appointed in special education schools

Education

Karachi: Special Assistant to CM Sindh on Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar has said that in coming budget, posts of hearing impaired teachers will be created for appointing in Special Education Schools across the province to overcome difficulties in teaching hearing impaired children.

This he said while visiting Center of Excellence for Deaf Korangi Karachi on Thursday. On this occasion Muhammad Amin Memon, Principal/In-charge Formulation of Curriculum, Syllabus and Sign Language Committee, Interpreter Fazla Shamim and others were also present.

Qasim Naveed Qamar was briefed on how a word was created for hearing impaired persons to be used as sign language. It was also discussed that how these created words would be incorporated into textbooks of Sindh Textbook Board.

When Special Assistant was informed that there was no proper teacher for teaching of hearing impaired children, he assured that the teachers on the pattern of braille teachers would be appointed in Special Education Schools across the province to overcome the difficulties in teaching.

“In coming budget the post of hearing impaired teachers would be created and funds would be allocated for the purpose,” he said.

He also assured that the funds would also be provided to accomplish the task of compilation of Unified Sign Language for hearing impaired persons at earliest so that it could be introduced as soon as possible. (PR)

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