Teaching cannot be provided by people with disabilities: Education Ministry
Turkey’s Education Ministry has declined a petition demanding the employment of teachers with disabilities, saying instruction cannot be provided by such citizens, daily Hürriyet reported today.
Turkish Parliament’s Petition Committee reportedly informed the Education Ministry after a citizen delivered the petition which requires the appointment of teachers with disabilities.
But the ministry dismissed the petition, saying previous experience had shown that teaching was not a profession that could be performed by people with disabilities and that this was why such citizens should be employed in other fields instead.
Before the ministry’s decision, 8,442 people with disabilities were employed in general management services, including 1,000 teachers by 2012, the report said.