Blind Students done national exam
Manama, Apr, 3 (BNA) – Chief Executive of the Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) Dr. Jawahir Shaheen Al-Madhaki confirmed that students with special needs represent an active human element of the comprehensive development process which is sought by the Kingdom of Bahrain, pointing out to the responsibility of the ETQA Authority is to provide quality education to all students without exceptions including students with special needs.
On the side line of the participation of the 12th classes’ blind students in the national examinations which have been conducted recently within its trial stage prior to officially launching it in 2013, Dr. Al-Madhaki said that was the fourth participation of the blind students in the national examination since it was first launched in 2009.
The national examinations aim to measure the learning outputs in order to define the development opportunities in the educational process in primary and secondary stages, in cooperation with the Bahraini-Saudi Institute for the Blind to include the amendment of reading the national examinations to Braille method in order to meet their needs in reading.
She said that the amendment process was conducted according to the procedures followed in conducting the national examinations at the Authority under the supervision of the Authority’s international partner, the Cambridge Department for International Examinations in the UK.
Dr. Al-Madhaki explained, in an earlier statement, in accordance with the MoU signed between the Authority of ETQA and Higher Education Council, the 12th class students would receive their national examinations results in September 2012, which will be accredited as an essential requirement of the university admission.
The director of the Bahraini-Saudi Institute for the Blind Abdullwahid Al-Khayat praised the role played by the national examinations in achieving the active participation of the blind students and the development opportunities which meet their needs.