The FCT Secondary Education Board lamented the absence of at the dyslexia Conference at the Shehu Miss Yar’ Adua center in Abuja yesterday.
Mrs. Ohilowa who represented the FCT SEB while speaking at the conference noted that the conference which is a laudable development is incomplete without the Universe Basic Education Board been present at the event.
Responding to her observation, the chairman of the board of trustees of the dyslexia foundation, Mr. Ben Arikpo revealed that the UBE was the first to receive the letter for the conference. He decried the attitude of the board towards issues that should be of most concern to them noting that the board had been written to since September last year about the need to create awareness and train teachers on how to identify and care for dyslexic children under their care.
The conference was the second of the first Dyslexia Conference in Nigeria organize by the Dyslexia Foundation. The foundation is a non profit organization which is seeking to create awareness of the unique features and challenges as well as supper strength of the dyslexic child.
The lecture on dyslexia was presented by Mrs. Ijeoma John Adubasim who is a parent to a dyslexic child. She showed slide of the challenge, characters, symptoms of dyslexia in children. She also emphasized that dyslexia is not a disease but a learning difference. She stressed that school should identify and give the child support and allow them time to grow and perform.
In attendance at the conference were the wife of the president Aisha Buhari (resprented) the Senior Special Assistant to the president on prosecution, Barr. Okoi Obono-Obla, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu (represented). Others are head teachers from top schools like, the Premiere International School wise II, Glisten International and others. Parents of children with dyslexia as well as some dyslexic adults were at the conference. Click forhttp://magazine.crystaleducationmedia.com/images-from-dyslexia-conference-earlier-today-at-the-yar-a-dua-center-abuja/ for the pictures