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India: Schools warned not to exclude disabled pupils

Posted 22/1-10 at 19.07

The Indian Constitution guarantees inclusive education. Nonetheless, most of the country's schools continue to deny places to disabled students.This is the important reason why 77% of the country's disabled children are not in education and only 17% are literate.

Because of numerous complaints, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which has authority over more than 9000 schools, has issued a strongly worded circular to all its members. In it, clear guidance is given about what is expected in terms of inclusive education.Furthermore, schools are warned if they do not comply they may face losing their affiliation.

http://cbse.nic.in/circulars/cir65-2009.pdf

http://www.disabilityindia.com/html/news.html#cbsedc

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