Teen sues school, govt for failure to provide special needs education

Source: FMT News 

PETALING JAYA: A teenager, diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has filed a suit against his school and government for failing to provide good-quality special education for him.

The 19-year-old boy also claimed the school had failed to protect him from being bullied by other students.

“The school does not have the facilities and system to categorise disabled students based on their learning disabilities.

“For instance, autistic students are generally labelled as students with learning difficulties, without focusing on their needs,” he said.

He pointed out that he was placed in a classroom (5DTP2), based on the school’s discretion without checking what his learning difficulties were.

The boy is a disabled (OKU) card holder and cannot be named for legal purposes.

He claimed the school and government had the responsibility to provide a safe and comfortable environment for his learning and were tasked to ensure the teachers and support staff were trained in handling special education classes. Read more