Jamaica News, St.Andrew: The Dunrobin Primary School in St. Andrew is now better able to accommodate children with disabilities, following the recent installation of a wheelchair ramp under the Government’s Ramps for Schools project.
The institution, located at 47A Red Hills Road, has one student on roll who is wheelchair bound.
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said that the Government is committed to providing an inclusive education system whereby all students can have access.
“We are not going to stop at the ramps. We are going to make sure our bathroom facilities cater for those with physical disabilities,” he said at the blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony for the amenity this morning (June 5).
Senator Reid noted that with the revised special education curriculum and the bolstering of specialised teacher support, the education sector is in a better position to cater for the various needs of children.
He said Dunrobin Primary must be an example of excellence and inclusive education.
Principal of the school, Noel Watt, expressed gratitude that the institution was selected to benefit under the Ramps for Schools project.
Tamara Brown, parent of 11-year-old Alex Fraser, who is the sole physically challenged student at the institution, also voiced her appreciation, noting that it was difficult for her child to get around.
Source: JIS News