Better study opportunities in store for OKU kids

PETALING JAYA: Having more facilities for the disabled (OKU) will encourage more parents to send their children to schools, says educationist Datuk N. Siva Subramaniam.He said some parents had avoided sending their disabled children to school due to the lack of OKU-friendly facilities.

“Now with more facilities, these children will have more opportunities to get a proper education, ” he said on the RM23mil allocated for OKU facilities in national schools in Budget 2020.

Subramaniam also described the allocation as a “plus point” as these children should not be denied their right to education just because a school lacked such infrastructure.

He welcomed the much-needed increase in the allocation for maintaining and upgrading schools,

from RM652mil in Budget 2019 to RM735mil in Budget 2020.On the overall increase in the allocation for the education sector, he said this showed the government’s commitment towards improving the sector and making it inclusive.

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