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South Africa: Number of disabled kids doubles in 15 years

July 12, 2017, Cape Town South Africa: Children with disabilities grow old waiting for schools http://www.groundup.org.za/article/children-disabilities-grow-old-waiting-schools/ At a meeting of the Basic Education Portfolio Committee on the provision of education for children with disabilities, MP Sonja Boshoff (DA) raised serious doubts about the department’s claim that there are 11,461 disabled learners waiting for schools. Boshoff believes the department’s figure does not come close, given that past figures place the number of children not in school because of disability at 300,000. Waiting lists for special schools increase every year, and those still waiting are getting too old to attend school as there are age limits for admission to schools. The number of children with disabilities receiving some form of education has almost doubled over the last 15 years, according to the department. ...