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USP Leads The Way On Inclusive Education

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is taking the lead in inclusive education which include people who are physically challenged or disabled. This was discussed at the USP Disability
20 Sep 2014 08:44
USP Leads The Way On Inclusive Education
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The University of the South Pacific (USP) is taking the lead in inclusive education which include people who are physically challenged or disabled.

This was discussed at the USP Disability Resource Centre (DRC) during its roadshow at USP regional campuses last month.

The roadshow team visited USP’s Emalus Campus in Vanuatu, Alafua Campus in Samoa and the Honiara Campus in the Solomon Islands.

Staff and students in the three campuses expressed their appreciation of the team’s visits as they were largely unaware of the significance of USP’s inclusiveness agenda as well as the establishment of the centre to support students with disabilities.

“Indeed, audiences were surprised to learn that outside of Australia and New Zealand, USP is the only university in the Pacific region to have a formal disability policy”.

“In addition, USP staff and students in the three regional campuses, as well as external stakeholders in-country were informed that since the scope of the Disability Inclusiveness Policy applied throughout the university, the onus now lay with the respective regional campus management and student leaders to embrace and enhance inclusiveness in their campuses,” the team’s report noted.

The aims of the roadshow included raising awareness and advocating on.

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