The Headmistress of Garden City Special School in Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region, Mrs. Roseline Adjepong is appealing to the government and philanthropist to assist the school to expand its facilities to accommodate more children.
The School which was established about 40 years ago to educate mentally handicapped people now has over 169 student’s population including females.
Mrs. Roseline Adjepong was addressing a gathering at the school to celebrate the 40th Anniversary which was under the theme, “40 years managing individuals with intellectual disability, the past, present and the way forward.”
In her speech, Mrs Roseline Adjepong stated that, inadequate infrastructure at the school for years has affected the training schedule for students.
She added that the school cannot admit more students due to inadequate accommodation and classroom.
Though inclusion education has come for the children to attend school, she added special students cannot go to school due to the infrastructural challenge confronting the school.
Mrs Adjepong therefore calls on the government and philanthropist to help resource the school to enhance education for children with disability.
Meanwhile, the Representative for Special School Education, Mrs Amina Achiaa therefore stated that the ministry of education is putting measures in place for special schools of disability in aid of adding different curriculum to special schools and also resource them to uplift special of disabilities in the country.