The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is said to have recently issued a circular directing all affiliated schools to appoint special educators for children with special needs.
The CBSE circular had stressed the importance of the inclusion of children with special needs in the schools. The affiliated schools are yet to comply with the directions.
Kalpagiri Sreenu, the national convener of the Special Educators’ Forum, said, “According to the report released by MHRD, there are over 75,000 students in Telangana state and 65,000 in Andhra Pradesh who are enrolled in special training centres and who should be mainstreamed into regular schools. With only 800 of the 1,200 posts for special educators filled under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, which is a government programme for elementary education, how can we ensure that our children will be taught well at schools.”