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AFTER BEING EXPOSED: St Joseph’s Primary School recalls discriminated disabled learners.

Tuesday, 25th January, 2022

MZIPHOFU: The disabled children at St Joseph's Primary School who were allegedly discriminated and forced to stay at home have been recalled, a few hours after this publication exposed their plight.

This Swaziland News reported on Tuesday that the school Management allegedly forced the disabled children to stay at home while  the school roof which was damaged by recent storms was being fixed.

Speaking to this publication, Bongani Makama, the President of the Federation of the Organisations of the Disabled in Swaziland (FODSWA) expressed his excitement on the latest developments. 

“We appreciate these new developments, the probe really helped us”, said the FODSWA President.

This publication has seen a message sent by the Deputy Headteacher Ncedile Dlamini where she informed teachers that disabled children would be returning to school tomorrow (Wednesday).

“Afternoon teachers, please be informed that learners from the special unit shall start coming to school as from tomorrow since we have less material now”, read a message sent by the Deputy Headteacher to the teachers.

Wilfred Cindzi, the St Joseph Principal had not responded to our questions at the time  of compiling this report.

Disabled children in eSwatini are discriminated and neglected by the government.

In an earlier interview with this publication,  Mbongwa Dlamini, the President of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers  (SNAT) condemned the act.

"Disabled learners shouldn't feel discriminated in any way", said the SNAT President.

AFTER BEING EXPOSED: St Joseph’s Primary School recalls discriminated disabled learners.
Disabled children to return to class.