GEORGE TOWN: There is a will to extend the Special Education Integrated Programme (PPKI) to all schools, but the Education Ministry (MOE) is facing the challenge of a lack of educators.
Deputy Minister Lim Hui Ying said the ministry intends to offer the programme in all schools to ensure that no child with disabilities drops out without proper education.
“To have PPKI in a school, we must also have appropriate facilities such as toilets and ramps for these special needs students,” she told Bernama here yesterday.
Lim said MOE data showed that a total of 76 schools in Penang have PPKI and inclusive education programmes (PPI).
“I hope we can hold more such classes (PPKI) in all districts because there are special children everywhere and they need more attention,” she added.
She said the ministry’s focus is on improving accessibility and mobility, upgrading special education classes and Special Education Service Centres.