Education: No discrimination between disabled and able persons – Jamila Dinla


The Head of Department (HOD), Rehabilitation Sciences, Kaduna Polytechnic, Jamila Dinla has said there is no discrimination between disabled and abled persons in impacting and acquiring knowledge within the academic environment.
Dinla said people all humans coexist and offered the same certificates at the end of their courses.
While speaking in an interview in her office, she said in the rehabilitative unit there are people who specialise on various skills such as visual impediment, and are taught to become somebody in life.
She stressed that the deaf also are not left out as they’re taught crafts and other forms of entrepreneurship such as metal fabrication,  shoe making, bag making so that when they graduate from the department, they will come out with a specialization and gifted skills.
She said in the department, some graduate with special skills in English and handled people who are in need, slow in learning in primary and secondary schools.
The HOD emphasized that graduates of Rehabilitative Sciences from Kaduna Polytechnic are now working both in and outside the country.
“A lot of people don’t know about Rehabilitation Sciences.  People look at graduates of this field as mad, blind, deaf, handicap people.
“People don’t want to come close to them. But we need to get to know people on this field of study and accept them because nobody is 100% normal.
“Get to know them, their needs and make it available to them so that they can reach out to those who are yet unreached.
“As a woman, believe in yourself that you can do it. You have to determine what you want to achieve in life through dedication, hard work and honesty, and in whatever levels you choose for yourself,” she said.


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