THE Malaita Province Youth Council (MPYC) has called on all school Administrations and Boards in the country to consider offering free education to all people with special needs in the country.
MPYC made this statement following a public call made to support Ms Talyn Laukeni (a person with special need) to continue with her study this year.
Members of the public have flooded the social media supporting Ms Talyn by calling on government and school administrations to consider and allow people with special needs to attend school freely without paying school fees.
Ms Talyn Laukeni has attended Adaua Secondary School in Malaita from form 1 to 6 and this year, she successfully passed the national exam and made it to Form Seven at Aligegeo Provincial Secondary in Malaita province.
“When she was at Adaua Secondary School, the school gave her the privilege to attend school for free as her parents couldn’t afford school fees. Unfortunately now, she has to pay for her Form Seven school fees, to be able to access the University South Pacific (USP) Foundation courses (through Aligegeo).” a report stated
Currently a go GoFundMe was created to help and support Ms Laukeni continue with her Education.
In supporting her, the MPYC encourages school administrations to recognise all students with special needs in the country.
It stated that young people like Talyn should be given free Education.
“Young people like Talyn with Special Needs should be given Free Education.
Please Support Talyn.
MPYC wish to see Talyn given Free Education at Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School.” the statement said.
By SOLOMON LOFANA
Auki News Bureau