BREAKING: Commission seeks inclusion of sign language in Schools, Hospitals in Anambra


By Esindu Jacobs

The Anambra State Disability Rights Commission,DRC ,has called for the inclusion of sign language in the School’s curriculum and hospitals in the State.

The State Chairman of the Commission, Chukwuka Ezewuzie, a Lawyer, says, this will reduce Communication problems as being experienced by the deaf and dumb in the society.

He spoke Friday in Awka, Anambra State, during the launch of Inclusive Sexual Health (DISH) by Deaf Women Aloud Initiatives DWAI in the State.

Ezewuzie, noted that communication problems experienced by the deaf community was could be addressed ,if sign language was seen as an official language, and known by everyone.

” Sign Language should be introduced in all primary and secondary schools curricula, as this will tackle the communication problem experienced by the deaf community.”

The Commission’s Chairman, commended DWAI for choosing Anambra to execute such a program.

He noted that the Disability Rights Commission DRC, was always open to such inclusive partnership.

In his remark, Comrade Ugochukwu Okeke, the commissioner in charge of cluster services in the commission pointed out the need for government to employ sign language interpreters in all general hospitals in the state .
He said, this would help to put a stop to communication barriers experienced by Deaf Community when accessing health facilities in the state, especially women. (ASDRC)


Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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