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Create policies that will help us get employment after school- Students with disabilities tells gov’t

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The Association of Students with Disabilities has appealed to the government for the creation of a program that would provide job prospects for its members upon graduation from higher education institutions.

The members report that they frequently encounter reluctance or outright rejection from employers in both the public and private sectors, attributed to their disabilities.

In an interview with Citi News, Aminu Mahama, the association’s president, emphasised the importance of a legally supported policy that would protect the association’s members from employment discrimination.

“Persons with disabilities are always left out in everything. Whenever we attend a school like this and we complete, we are left to be in the house without employment and people don’t have trust in us that we can do a lot.

“But the government should look at it again and have a unique policy that as soon as persons with disabilities complete their school, there will be jobs available for them.

That would help a lot because after completing school, we all hope not to be a burden to society again. But what is happening in our state here is not good at all.

“So I urge the government to take a very good step to see how best they can make this policy for persons with disabilities.”

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