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The present education system although promoting an inclusive model has shown slow progress in catering for “all stakeholders of school age but whose educational opportunities are stymied by their challenges, both visible and invisible.” Schools are hindered by inadequate systems to facilitate early intervention and insufficient training programmes designed to help teachers deal with special needs in the classroom.

According to information from CREDI, “Exacerbating matters is the fact that there are teachers in service who are still in denial with respect to some of the challenges that some students may be experiencing—mental, physical, intellectual, sensory impairment.” The result has been an “uneven playing field with debilitating effects”.

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