USDC Wants Minimum Standards for the Disabled in Ministries

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The Uganda Society for Disabled Children wants government to introduce minimum standards for disabled people in all government departments. The Thematic Director USDC, Connie Tinka, says government should particularly consider introducing the Disability Employment Regulations and the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations. Tinka says such regulations would be vital in helping employers work with the disabled. Tinka explains that the lack of minimum standards for the disabled remains a big challenge for people dealing with the disabled in Uganda. //Cue in: iRecently we had# Cue out: #in practice.i // Tinka says that while the ministry of education has minimum standards of education for the disabled, compliance to the standards has remained low. //Cue in: iWe still see the# Cue out: #in our country.i // A baseline survey conducted by the organization recently, shows a high school drop out of disabled children from the UPE program. Tinka says out of about 20 disabled children who enroll in primary one only or non registers for primary seven. She attributes this to lack of facilities like ramps in the schools.


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