This programme aims to improve persons with disabilities enrolment, retention and completion of education cycle for the eventual engagement in decent and gainful employment. The Council provides support to persons with disabilities from Primary, Secondary, Colleges, Vocational Training Schools and University.
Education assistance main objective is to empower persons with disabilities by enhancing opportunities for them in education, training and rehabilitation institutions. Individuals or their guardians can apply for financial support with fees for secondary, tertiary education, vocational training, vocational rehabilitation centres, universities and special educational establishments. Masters and PhD’s are not funded. The amount funded is for tuition fees and may include boarding.
The Fund covers up to 75% of course fees, the applicant is expected to cover 25%. If a person is in formal employment they are required to cover 50% of fees and the Fund covers up to 50%. In exceptional circumstances the Fund may pay 100% of fees but the applicant will be asked to provide additional evidence of extreme poverty recently the Council has introduced Education scholarship which aims at ensuring transition and retention of learners, over the last two years the Council managed to provide 7,525 learners with education assistance.
The requirements for the Education Assistance programme include;
- Dully filled Education form
- Copy of National ID (if under 18 years the guardian’s)
- Copy of admission letter
- Copy of fees structure
- Certificate of previous course completed.
- A letter of recommendation from the educational institution
- Recommendation by the DSDOs
- Proof of registration with NCPWD