No accessibility for disabled students

Update: 6:53PM PENIASI Rawaidranu from the Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation and a student at the Fiji National University today raised his concerns about the lack of accessibility for disabled persons at the Nasinu Campus.

At today’s budget consultations with Attorney General Aiyaz
Sayed-Khaiyum, Mr Rawaidranu said there was a need for funds to be allocated to
FNU to ensure walkways and building are more accessible for people living with
disabilities.

“The first time I came here, I found it difficult to enter
the academic office because it was not accessible so I had to ask somebody to
take me inside the office,” he said.

“I am requesting if the Government can put in place a
disability resource center where students can come and receive assistance, a
place where they can come and do their studies and buildings which are more
accessible.”

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the Government had already set up
efforts to make public buildings more accessible however in terms of the FNU
campus boundaries, the university would have to include the need in their
budget submissions.

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