Riyadh — The Ministry of Education announced that sign language would be included in school curricula. For all educational levels in general education this year.
The Ministry of Education has developed study plans and educational programs for students with special needs in preparation for the new academic year.
The new study plans for general education include quality education for students with special needs. Especially, to enhance lifelong learning opportunities and improve their learning outcomes to achieve the goals of Vision 2030.
The Ministry of Education added new subjects to the curriculum. These new subjects are English language, digital skills, social studies, physical education, self-defense). The latest decisions in developing curricula for all educational levels in public education included sign language in family education and life skills.
Classes were also added for activity and vocational training, as well as (Mus’haf madrasati). Which is specialized teaching of the Holy Qur’an to help students with special needs to learn.
Dr. Maha Al-Sulaiman, the undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Educational Programs, said: “The ministry has completed its work on developing study plans for special education to suit the needs of students with special needs.”
The newly developed curricula will also increase the opportunity for them to acquire professional skills. To qualify them for the labor market, make them productive members of society, and cope with the current era’s requirements.
Al-Sulaiman has confirmed that working for the next academic year includes updating plans and programs to suit students with special needs. Above all providing awareness programs for their families and parents.