Rajasthan rehabilitation centre to train disabled people to become special educators
The government of Rajasthan has a plan to empower people with disabilities by training them to become qualified special education teachers.
The state government plans to open a Rehabilitation Council of India Centre in Rajasthan.
Here, people with disabilities will pursue a two-year diploma to train as special teachers. The central government has approved this proposal. This will be the first such major centre in Rajasthan.
The Rehabilitation Council of India Centre will start in September this year at the rehabilitation centre of Jamdoli. Preparations have begun to open the centre. Training will be given to people with hearing, speech, vision as well as mental disabilities.
The aim is to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Currently, there is an acute shortage of special teachers in Rajasthan. The statistics tell the story.
- Number of special students in Rajasthan: 1,16,683
- Students – Classes 1 to 8: 87,000
- Students – Classed 9 to 12: 12,000
- Only 614 special teachers, required is close to 21,000
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