The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has intensified its campaign on ‘Inclusive Education’.
The group wants the government to provide equal opportunities for the Ghanaian child with and without disabilities, and of diverse backgrounds and abilities to learn together in the same classroom, and interact socially with each other.
GNECC says it has noted that in pursuing the Sustainable Development Goal four (SDG4), which seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all, there is the need to advocate for the effective implementation of Inclusive Education policy.
It is thus aiming to achieve this by drawing the government’s attention to special strategic policies such as creating conducive teaching and learning environment for children with special needs, the Girl-Child, children from rural areas, and others.
This was revealed at a forum held on Wednesday by the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) and its working partners as well as stakeholders in the educational sector to map up strategic plans or policies to achieve its desired goals.
The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) is a network of civil society organizations, professional groupings, educational/research institutions, and other practitioners interested in promoting quality basic education for all.
National Coordinator for the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC), Bernice Mpere-Gyekye mentioned specifically that the most important part of their strategic plan is the need for the Girl-Child to be in school, especially during her menstrual period, and how GNECC can empower all parents so they can manage their Girl-Child.
She lamented how the Male-Child are sometimes being left out when considering educational policies.
GNECC Fellow, Charles Y. Aheto-Tsegah, admitted that the Network for some time now became inactive due to few challenges but has assured its partners and stakeholders to continue supporting them.