India's education policy in today's times is in need of a reboot more desperately than ever before. For it has become a delta of sorts and the distribution of what the river of Education brings along with itself is scattered across this country. Amidst this, if an aspirant of this education is specially-abled, it only tends to elevate the already dilapidated building and fall in shambles. So the news of state government in Punjab's UT region of Chandigarh framing a policy for these students comes as a breather from the storm that the system has stirred in the face of Education.
The new policy devised by the government turns out to be a crucial step towards the education of specially-abled children in India. The notable element of this policy is that it introduces facets of learning for the disabled children, which weren’t accessible to them earlier. The UT management has led out this policy with certain terms and conditions which focus on the fund management, certain special facilities, qualified staff and appropriate education for the specially-abled.
How is this policy different and better?
Whilst only a few ‘academic’ schools are established for these children, this policy will aim to provide a higher number of institutions which will not only emphasize on their scholastic development but also provide them an affable milieu in order save them from being felt like an outcast; which will spread their horizons of learning and improve their senses too.
The whole mechanism charted:
The policy relies much on the Government Rehabilitation Institute for collaborating with certain schools and education departments for introducing systems which will deal with the specially-abled children and help them get taught with the required facilities in order to make the reach wider and better. All of this will be followed by a proper screening of the students that'd determine the severity and the level of disability and would appropriately be designed in order to best suit the needs of the students. This will be achieved with the help of special instructors already having been trained to cater to the needs of the students and to work within the procedure for best of functionality.
If this policy comes properly into effect then its specially designed reach of the system will cater to different students with special needs and would enhance their abilities to grab the knowledge that'd be imparted to them.
The ‘right to education’ is available to all, but the ones who run a little behind than the others tend to be left out due to inequalities or lack of facilities. 12 million children in our country are specially-abled, this maneuver will at-least help them to have the arsenal of education at their disposal; which will guard them to fight back the obstacles which come in their paths. The step taken by the state government in Punjab's UT region of Chandigarh will reduce the abashing feelings of the specially-abled and give way to those brilliant little minds to conquer higher and better.