[accessbangla] Re: VIP exclude from primary teachers recruitment process

  • From: "Mohammad ShahJahan" <jahanctg@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: accessbangla@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 10:19:11 +0600

We should be united for this kind of issues.


On 10/29/08, vashkar vattacharya <vashkar79@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  *Dear All,*
> *Greetings from YPSA!*
> *We would like to inform you that, a number of persons with disabilities
> from all over the country applied for primary teachers' interview, that will
> be held recently and they have already received interview card. But they
> still  didn't get permission for writer, who will help visually impaired
> interviewer to write at the time of examination. In this circumstances, we
> should take immediate necessary measures to change discriminating attitudes
> of government officials. Because, it is usual incident that, when a visual
> impaired want to participate in interview for any job, he or she has to face
> bureaucratic obstructions for writer permission, that is unexpected from the
> civil society. *
> *We all know Bangladesh ratified the UN Convention of rights of persons
> with disabilities. We are seeing how my country responding regards of
> article 24 of UNCRPD.*
> *Article 24 - Education*
> 1. States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to
> education. With a view to realizing this right without discrimination and on
> the basis of equal opportunity, States Parties shall ensure an inclusive
> education system at all levels and life long learning directed to:
> a.      The full development of human potential and sense of dignity and
> self-worth, and the strengthening of respect for human rights, fundamental
> freedoms and human diversity;
> b.      The development by persons with disabilities of their personality,
> talents and creativity, as well as their mental and physical abilities, to
> their fullest potential;
> c.      Enabling persons with disabilities to participate effectively in a
> free society.
> 2. In realizing this right, States Parties shall ensure that:
> a.      Persons with disabilities are not excluded from the general
> education system on the basis of disability, and that children with
> disabilities are not excluded from free and compulsory primary education, or
> from secondary education, on the basis of disability;
> b.      Persons with disabilities can access an inclusive, quality and
> free primary education and secondary education on an equal basis with others
> in the communities in which they live;
> c.      Reasonable accommodation of the individual's requirements is
> provided;
> d.      Persons with disabilities receive the support required, within the
> general education system, to facilitate their effective education;
> e.      Effective individualized support measures are provided in
> environments that maximize academic and social development, consistent with
> the goal of full inclusion.
> 3. States Parties shall enable persons with disabilities to learn life and
> social development skills to facilitate their full and equal participation
> in education and as members of the community. To this end, States Parties
> shall take appropriate measures, including:
> a.      Facilitating the learning of Braille, alternative script,
> augmentative and alternative modes, means and formats of communication and
> orientation and mobility skills, and facilitating peer support and
> mentoring;
> b.      Facilitating the learning of sign language and the promotion of
> the linguistic identity of the deaf community;
> c.      Ensuring that the education of persons, and in particular
> children, who are blind, deaf or deafblind, is delivered in the most
> appropriate languages and modes and means of communication for the
> individual, and in environments which maximize academic and social
> development.
> 4. In order to help ensure the realization of this right, States Parties
> shall take appropriate measures to employ teachers, including teachers with
> disabilities, who are qualified in sign language and/or Braille, and to
> train professionals and staff who work at all levels of education. Such
> training shall incorporate disability awareness and the use of appropriate
> augmentative and alternative modes, means and formats of communication,
> educational techniques and materials to support persons with disabilities.
> 5. States Parties shall ensure that persons with disabilities are able to
> access general tertiary education, vocational training, adult education and
> lifelong learning without discrimination and on an equal basis with others.
> To this end, States Parties shall ensure that reasonable accommodation is
> provided to persons with disabilities.

Mohammad Shah Jahan
M&E Specialist
GFATM-912 Package
Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)
House# F10(P), Road # 13, Block-B
Chandgaon R/A, Chittagong - 4212
E.mail:info@xxxxxxxx <E.mail%3Ainfo@xxxxxxxx> ; jahanctg@xxxxxxxxx

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