15 February 2011

Angola: Over 30,000 Students Enrolled in Special Education System

Luanda — At least 30,607 students with hearing and visual impairments were enrolled in the country's special education system.

The information was released Monday, in Luanda, by the director-general of the National Institute of Special Education, Maria de Lourdes Franco.

Speaking to Angop, the source said that out of this number, 25 percent suffers from hearing deficiency, 21 percent intellectual impairment, 11 percent visual deficiency, 12 of them suffer form global troubles, among other situations.

Maria de Lourdes Franco mentioned also that the number of students covered yet does not represent the real scenery of people with special education needs, once that the war that ravaged the country triggered many social problems.

Nowadays special school network is comprised by 12 units, two based in Luanda, one in south Benguela province and the same number in Huíla, Bengo, Moxico, Lunda Sul, Namibe, Malanje, Huambo, Kwanza Norte provinces.

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