Vocational education enhanced for disabled people

Date: 12/05/2019 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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At present, the vocational school of the Central Committee of the Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled runs a two-year course for the persons above 17 with hearing, visual and locomotive impairments.

Teachers communicate with students in oral and sign languages and braille.

Though special education is provided, students study free of charge like those in ordinary schools.

According to an official of the school, most of students with hearing impairment are interested in the furniture and fixtures engineering, garment designing, hair-cutting and beauty art, those with locomotive impairment acquire computer science and electrical and electronic assembly techniques, and visually-impaired persons study massotherapy.

Relying on its carpentry, clothing and other practice rooms, the school ensures the balanced ratio of theoretical and practical lessons.

Kim Song Hui, deputy headmistress of the school, said that lots of graduates take an active part in social activities with qualifications for barber, beauty artist, carpenter, needle worker and computer operator.

“Through computer education, I’ve keenly realized the importance of information technology in life and built up my capacity of seeking solutions with the help of IT. I’ll display my ability as a full member of society by applying my knowledge I have learned at this school,” said U Ju Song, a 19-year-old with locomotive impairment.

The school works to improve education conditions and environment in line with the requirements of the developing times and shares experience in vocational education for the disabled with foreign partners.

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