LAHORE, Pakistan: The Punjab Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Minhais has said Rs210.059 million have been released for the construction and establishment of government special education institutes in the province.
In a statement on Thursday, he said, Rs135.933 million had been released for construction of buildings of nine Government Special Education institutes in Samundri District Faisalabad, Pattoki District Kasur, Dunyapur District Lodhran, Mumtazabad Town Multan, Karor Laleson District Layyah, Burewala District Vehari, Kalor Kot District Bhakar.
He said that Rs74.126 million were for construction of building of government institutes for slow learners in Bahawalpur and Muzaffargarh.
He maintained that Rs1.50 million children of school going age 4-16 were suffering from only mild disabilities. He said, the children having mild disabilities could be placed in mainstream schools although, the identification and mainstreaming of children with mild disabilities and who are out of school is a big challenge.