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August 20, 2004

Deaf Plea to Govt

From:, Africa - Aug 20, 2004

New Vision (Kampala)
August 20, 2004

By Darious Magara Kampala

The chairman of Uganda Association of the Deaf, Ambrose Murangira, has said 60% of the deaf in the country drop out of primary school due to lack of special needs teachers.

He appealed to the government to address the plight of the deaf for them to benefit from the Universal Primary Education programme (UPE).

Murangira said this at a workshop on sign language in Kabale district on Saturday.

He said many pupils with disabilities were left out on the UPE due to lack of training in sign language.

Murangira asked local councils to budget for people with disabilities.

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