Given the unique challenges that need to be addressed when it comes to imparting education to differently-abled children, HRD Minister Smriti Irani has revealed that a separate academy would be established for training teachers to address the issues.
On the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which can help differently-abled students, Irani said at a UNESCO conference, “The academy and institutions will be developed so that teachers can be specially trained for those who are differently able and their challenges and needs are addressed within the educational system.”
The minister shared plans to engage the best of practices the world has to offer in the field of ICT and education in order to adapt to these technologies and methodologies to help citizens in the best possible way.
In this year’s general budget, there was the Madan Mohan Malviya teaching mission that acknowledges the need to train teachers to address challenges of specially-abled children. Rs 500 crore has been allocated toward this initiative by the government.