The Center for Learning Disabilities Assessment (CLDA) appeals to the Ministry of Education and the Special Education Division of the Ghana Education Services to give essential priority to students with learning disabilities, attention deficit and behavior disorder in our mainstream education system

The center recognizes the 36,849 (8%) 2017 BECE candidate who failed in English or Mathematics as students with Specific learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit and Behavior Disorder. These figures represent a little portion of the larger number of students with learning disabilities in the mainstream classroom which the Ministry of Education has given low priority and had impede the Special Education Division of GES to execute their mandate properly.

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The Ministry of Education refusal to provide a healthy provision for students with learning disabilities in the FREE Senior High Education Policy which states that students held back during their high school education for non performance will not be catered for in their extra year of study will see a high number of students with learning disabilities failing in an increasing rate and it consequences cannot be measured.

For this year only 58,351 (20.35%) and 58,070 (20.27%) students failed in English and Mathematics respectively in the WASSCE exams whiles 36,849 (8%) failed in Mathematics or English in the BECE exams. These total the number of students who failed in English and Mathematics only in the 2017 BECE and WASSCE examination to 153,270 students.

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We appeal to Ministry of Education and the Special Education Division of the Ghana Education Services to awake in their support for students with learning disabilities.

-Center for Learning Disabilities Assessment

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