Beginning next year, the Education Ministry will implement the Zero Reject Policy to ensure that no special needs child is turned away from school.
The policy, which will be rolled out in stages, aims to ensure that all children in the country, including those with special needs and undocumented children, will have access to education.
You wouldn’t think twice about the height of a door handle. But it’s something Tarryn Tomlinson has to consider every single day. Tomlinson was a teenager when the way she experienced the world changed. “I developed rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 18 and within a year and a half I needed to use a wheelchair,” she says.
The Education Ministry will implement the Zero Reject Policy in stages next year to ensure special needs students (MBK) and undocumented children have access to education. Its Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the policy is in line with MBK education code of practice stipulated in the Education Act 1966.