HC Deb 08 May 1987 vol 115 c544W
Dr. Marek

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in the education of deaf and dumb children in St. Helena.

Mr. Chris Patten

An ODA supported specialist visited St. Helena in 1985 and 1986 to help establish a programme of special education for such children. Since then the St. Helena Government have reported good progress. A St. Helenian teacher is currently studying for a certificate in education (teaching of hearing-impaired children) at Oxford polytechnic. She will become one of the island's new co-ordinators for children with special needs when she returns to St. Helena later this year.

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