PM Lee pledges more help for Special Education students
The Government will do more for special education students as part of its drive to build a fair and inclusive society and help every child achieve his potential, pledged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday.
Speaking at the 10th anniversary of special needs school Pathlight, Mr Lee said the Government is studying how to expand vocational education and help more Special Education (Sped) students make the transition from school to work.
Currently, about 25 per cent of the 5,000 students in Sped schools graduate with recognised vocational certification. The Ministry of Education (MOE) said it aims to work with other agencies to enhance vocational education for more groups of Sped students who are capable of working.
Each of the 20 Sped schools will also be twinned with a mainstream school to promote interaction between the students and there will be scholarships for teachers to pursue Masters programmes in Special Education.