The mandate of the Sub-Division Special Education is to provide psycho-social support to the learners, especially the learners who are identified as orphans or and vulnerable (OVCs). The main objectives of the sub-division are to:

  • Provide counseling to learners
  • Conduct school support visits and monitor the teaching of
  • Life Skills and the implementation of educational programmes
  • Conduct motivational talks with the grade 10 and 12 learners especially in least performing schools
  • Train Life Skills Teachers and teacher-counsellors in Life Skills, counseling and in the implementation of policies such as prevention and management of learner pregnancy policy, OVC policy, Inclusive Education policy etc.
  • Organise annual activities, namely the Annual Career Fair (Expo) and EFA Global Week (the Sustainable Development Goals) Commemorations
  • Identify learners with disabilities and refer them to service providers or specialists such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, audiologists, etc
  • Assess learners with learning difficulties
  • Screen and refer learners with low vision to eye specialists
  • Screen and refer learners with hearing challenges to the audiologist
  • Facilitate the transfer (or admission) of learners with special consideration
  • Liaise with line ministries for case referrals such as national documents, state grants, assessment, screening and crisis intervention.
  • Refer learners with disabilities to special classes and special schools