Education for the Disabled in Brunei Darussalam

905 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 4 Pages
In recent years, the number of people with disabilities is constantly rising due to the aging population and global increase in chronic conditions associated with disability. In 2012 alone, there are about one billion people who are disabled which accounts for 15% of the world’s population. In the same year, there are roughly about 4148 people who are disabled in Brunei Darussalam that accounts for about 1.06% of Brunei’s total population (Rozan Yunos, 2012). Disabled people require constant assistance in completing basic daily tasks and there are lots of areas where care for the disabled can be improved in Brunei. Four main areas where the care for the disabled can be improved are in the field of education, housing and communication.

Education for the disabled in Brunei Darussalam for the last two decades has been very poor, the dropout rates for the disabled in Brunei is very high as they tend to find themselves struggling trying to cope with the education offered to them. This as a result makes the disabled to fail in their education and eventually makes it difficult for them to get a proper job. Only in the past few years that certain private agencies and government sectors started to take action. The disabled have not been given a proper education services and the opportunities to excel and…
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