15 Apr 2024

Disabled students failing tertiary classes due to inaccessibility

From Checkpoint, 4:41 pm on 15 April 2024

Some disabled students have been failing or having to withdraw from papers because they aren't able to physically access some classes in universities and polytechnics. Some have been humilated by having to be carried into lecture halls. And with 20% of tertiary students having some form of disability, the National Disabled Students' Association says there needs to be better accessibility legislation. The disability minister says they're working on it. Pretoria Gordon reports.