Praia, Jul 30 (Inforpress) – Cabo Verde is going to have legislation on inclusive education, which is being prepared with the support of the Portuguese researcher Célia Sousa, who believes that the country will be a “headlight” of inclusion in Africa.
After having trained more than 50 technicians and teachers from all over the country, Cabo Verde is finalizing legislation that will regulate inclusive education, a work that began earlier this month with technical support from the Portuguese researcher Célia Sousa, coordinator of the Center of Resources for Digital Inclusion (CRID) of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL).
Speaking to the Lusa news agency in the City of Praia, Celia Sousa noted that Cabo Verde has “good practices” in the inclusion area, and considered it “pertinent” for the country to launch, next September, legislation which regulates special education.
“This law is of the utmost importance for several reasons. Cabo Verde will be one of the first countries in the African continent to implement legislation that regulates inclusive education “, said the researcher, considering that the country takes a ” giant step” and will become a “model” in Africa, where there are about 84 million people with disabilities.
According to the census carried out by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), in 2010 there were 13.948 people with disabilities in Cabo Verde, representing 3.2% of the population.