Elevators in schools for special needs students

DUBAI - In a move to ease the suffering of special needs students to reach their classrooms, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has unveiled a project aimed at providing several public schools across the country with elevators.

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Published: Tue 24 Apr 2012, 9:34 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:59 PM

Nora Al Muri, Director of the Special Education Department, MoE, said 75 lifts are being installed at certain public schools affiliated to the MoE.

About 16 elevators are being set up at schools under the Dubai Education Zone, 16 at schools under the Sharjah Education Zone, seven at schools affiliated to the Sharjah Educational Office, 10 in Ajman, six in Umm Al Quwain, 14 in Ras Al Khaimah and six in Fujairah.

It has been decided that another 18 schools which have students with physical disability will get lifts next year, in coordination with the Ministry of Public Works.

Al Muri clarified that lifts will be installed only in schools that asks for them. The lifts, she explained, are linked to a closed-circuit television so that the school can watch over students while they are inside the elevators.

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