Singapore Polytechnic launches Special Education Needs Centre
04 Aug 2016
Berita Harian, 4 Aug 2016 - Article featured the new Special Education Needs (SEN) Centre at SP. The $200,000 facility which took two years to set up is the first of its kind among the institutes of higher learning. The new facility is equipped with a rest area and resources such as books on SEN and assistive technology devices. Diploma in Business Information Technology student and wheelchair user, Mohamed Najulah, shared how the dedicated facility will greatly help students like himself. When he enrolled in SP two years ago before the SEN Centre was set up, he did not know who or where to go for assistance in navigating the campus. Najulah also shared how SP’s special needs advisor Charles Rajan, linked him up with the Society for the Physically Disabled, when he was seeking financial help. Najulah also mentioned how the workshops and informal sharing sessions organised by the SEN Centre helped him to develop confidence and soft skills. This was essential to him clinching the Microsoft YouthSparks scholarship last year. SP’s Customer Relationship Executive Mohammad Asyran Selamat, shared how he hopes to apply his newly acquired sign language skills to help more students at the SEN Centre. In the article Mr Charles Rajan and Mr Clarence Chua, SP’s Director of Student Services, shared the aims and future plans for the SEN Centre.