Special need children to get free education up to age 18: HRD Ministry

Every child with special needs will now get free education upto the age of 18, according to new orders by the Centre. The states have been asked by the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry to make suitable modifications in the curriculum and examination system to meet the needs of such students.
As per HT report, provisions could include extra time to complete examination papers, use the facility of scribe or amanuensis, and exemption from second and third language courses.
Referring to the Rights of Persons with Disability (RPwD) Act, the HRD ministry has also asked the heads of the state education departments to ensure that all schools within their jurisdiction have inclusive classrooms with a conducive learning atmosphere to enable special children to study with others.

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