‘30,000 PWDs admitted to school’

In an age of digital technology, it seems that solutions to all problems are routed through cyberspace


APP April 22, 2021

ISLAMABAD:

In an age of digital technology, it seems that solutions to all problems are routed through cyberspace. In this regard, a major breakthrough has been achieved with regard to 30,000 differently-abled children, who were out of school, and have now been brought to educational institutions through an App called 'DGSE' (Directorate General Special Education) aimed at making them useful citizens of the society.

"This application has greatly helped parents and guardians of differently-abled children to find a suitable school in their nearby locations, especially when the prevailing coronavirus situation is haunting everyone," a senior official in the Ministry of Human Rights informed on Tuesday.

He said the ministry, in collaboration with National IT Board, had launched a dedicated App for differently-abled children to assist their parents in selecting suitable nearby educational institutions so that they could apply online without visiting the relevant centres

The App the official said, also contained the required information about the services and facilities available at the DGSE's centres and institutes as well as in the Federal Directorate of Education.

Besides, parents and guardians can check the status of their submitted applications for admission of their children to different schools. He said the application was proving extremely useful for the children with different abilities residing in slum areas of the federal capital.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2021.

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