KSOU adopts 'special' friendly measures

KSOU adopts 'special' friendly measures

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KSOU adopts 'special' friendly measures

In a friendly move for specially abled students, the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) has facilitated Ramesh G Hegde of Sirsi who is suffering from ‘brittle bone disease’ to write the examination at his own place.

Hegde, son of Govind Hegde is 30 years old and is pursuing his first year BA at KSOU. He suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare congenital bone disorder also known as brittle bone disease, which occurs in one among hundred thousand births.
He has bone deformity, spinal curvature and lack of muscle tone which is certified as 100 per cent physical impairment.

KSOU VC M G Krishnan has made special arrangements for the University to conduct the examination at Hegde’s house itself.

Krishnan opines that differently abled should not be deprived of the educational facilities owing to their disabilities, which becomes a greater hurdle than other factors like gender bias, economic conditions and remoteness.

Special care

KSOU will monitor the needs of special students by extending the educational facilities. Extra time for each of the papers would also be given to special students.

He said that such measures would encourage differently abled to compete with other normal students.

He said that the University was also contemplating on extending services of special educators all year round to provide guidance to special students at their own places.

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