The Perak Association for the Intellectually Disabled (PAFID) and Quest International University Perak (QIU) today announced a collaboration to jointly offer a Certificate in Special Needs Education programme for all members of the public.
Under their new collaboration, both parties will offer a standardised syllabus for a one-year programme.
The programme is designed to teach special needs education to educators, caregivers, parents and members of the public.
PAFID President Dato’ Dr Yeoh Beng San and QIU Registrar Muhammad MG Omar exchanged a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to formalise the deal today at the ‘Program Santuni OKU’ event, witnessed by Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Yang Berhormat Hannah Yeoh.
Also present at the ceremony was Kasih Perak chairman Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi.
The first intake is slated for the final quarter of 2019 and will target an initial batch of 10 students. There are a total of seven modules, and participants will have the opportunity to take individual modules at a particular time.
As it offers a certificate qualification, anyone who wants to learn how to facilitate and manage special needs students can join the programme. The aim is to increase the number of qualified special needs educators in Malaysia.