Infrastructure to be changed in Azerbaijan secondary school buildings
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 5 /Trend I.Isabalayeva/
Infrastructure in the buildings of secondary schools will be changed due to the expansion of inclusive education that is education for children with disabilities, alongside healthy children, head of deinstitutionalisation and child protection of the Ministry of Education Malahat Hajiyeva told Trend.
Hajiyeva said a review of the school building infrastructure for the easier movement of children with disabilities is one of the main goals of the draft state programme on the development of inclusive education in2012-2019.
Hajiyeva expressed the hope that these problems will be solved after the approval of the state programme and said that infrastructural changes primarily will be held in pilot schools. The Ministry of Education along with UNICEF identified 100 pilot schools which are located in different parts of the city.
There are 60,000 disabled children in the country, 1105 of whom study at special schools, 2664 in boarding schools (1353 are full time boarders), 7750 are taught at home and 298 are involved in inclusive education.