Association Wants More Specialist Teachers In School

  • The Nigerian Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) on Wednesday said the shortage of special teachers in special schools and inclusive units in the country should be addressed.

    Mr Shomide Macaulay, NASET’s Chairman, made the remark during a courtesy visit to the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr Adesina Odeyemi, in Alausa.

    Macaulay advised the Lagos State Government to consider employment of specialist teachers in the next recruitment exercise in the state.

    He urged the government to provide a special allowance and capacity building for special educators and to continuously supply instructional materials to the special schools.

    Macaulay said that Lagos State was leading in the provision of special and inclusive education service delivery in Nigeria.

    "Lagos is the leading state in the provision of special education with five special schools and 41 special education inclusive units in primary and secondary schools, spread across the state," he said.

    The association chairman commended Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for his care, love and support toward the educational, physical and psychological development of persons with special needs in the state.