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Why FCE (Special) Oyo Remains The Only Special College Of Education In Sub Saharan Africa – Provost

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..commends Theatre Arts department for positive projection of the College

Sunday November 19, 2023

The Provost, Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo, Dr Ademola Salami has disclosed that the college for now may be the only of such in sub Saharan Africa because of its long time numerous successes many infrastructure the college can boast of among other Colleges of Education.

Dr Salami disclosed this while featuring on the BCOS flagship programme, AM 120 recently.

He explained that it is important to promote inclusive education in Nigeria which is one of the essence of establishing the college.

Salami called on parents of children with special needs to consider sending their children to schools so as for them to acquire formal and quality education like their peers and attain their God given potentials.

He stated that for students of the college, they have dual advantage of studying special education as well as their teaching subject which will afford them an opportunity to work in a regular or special schools or educational establishment.

He said admission requirements for academic programmes in the college are the same as that of regular teaching programs, with a need for five credits, including English and Mathematics.

Commenting on teaching aids for special education, Dr. Salami acknowledged that while the institution has some teaching aids, there is still need for more of such so as to enhance effective teaching and learning process adding that no stigmatization of the physically challenged students in the college whatsoever.

The Provost further highlighted the implementation of Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) that allow learners to progress at their own pace while also calling for the Promotion of inclusion of physically challenged individuals in the education system as well as prioritizing accessibility so that they can function independently.

He added that the presence of physically challenged lecturers, including deaf and visually impaired instructor in the College are proof that physically challenged individuals can also contribute to the educational development of Nigeria irrespective of their needs.

Dr Salami then commended the achievements of the department of theatre arts in the college, especially for being the shining light and worthy ambassadors of FCE (Special) Oyo.

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