Last updated time: 08 March 2023, 12:06 IST
CBSE has focused on promoting inclusive education in schools, enabling students to learn and grow side by side for the benefit of all (Representational Image)
The CBSE guidelines include orders for signage, ramps, toilets and other important facilities for children in schools. CwSN Rules notification is currently available on the main website cbse.gov.in
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a set of guidelines for schools for children with special needs (CwSN), which are already there or those who wish to become affiliated. The official notification lays down the rules and guidelines to be followed by schools regarding the provision of children with special needs. The CBSE guidelines include orders for signage, ramps, toilets and other important facilities for children in schools. CwSN Rules notification is currently available on the main website cbse.gov.in.
“Inclusive education is an important component of the Samagra Shiksha scheme, which focuses on improving the quality of education for all students, including children with special needs (CwSN),” an official statement said.
Inclusive education means education of all children in the same class, in the same school. It represents a neutral and non-discriminatory arrangement in which every child is valued, accepted and respected.
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 renews the need for barrier-free access for children with special needs to ensure equal educational opportunities. But it was learned that the schools were not complying with the board’s membership bylaws regarding infrastructural facilities like ramps or lifts and CwSN facilities in toilets among others.
The board further informed that few schools have built ramps only at the entry or exit points or on the ground floor, while the various floors of the school have many educational activities like laboratories, libraries and other co-curricular activities. building. Many of these activities are not accessible to students with special needs due to the lack of ramps or elevators on all floors of the school.
It is important to create the necessary conditions for all children to go to school and to make efforts to identify and remove obstacles, adds the board. Schools must focus on protecting the rights of children with special needs if they are to achieve the goal of Education for All.
CBSE has focused on promoting inclusive education in schools, which enables students to learn and grow side by side for the benefit of all. It is important to note that all CBSE affiliated schools and schools seeking membership of the Board are asked to follow the Children with Special Needs (CwSN) guidelines.
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