Seriously, I have never thought things like this could happen.
It’s sad to find out that a 7-year old child has been struggling to be accepted by a school. Simply because Wong Bi Jun is a special needs child.
Her mother seeking frantically (both private schools and international schools) for a school that will accept her but to no avail. Everyone, upon hearing that she has a delay in development, gives excuses not to enroll her.
Isn’t it ironic? A school is supposed to help children to better equip themselves with knowledge and skills. But in this case, not only did the schools reject the child’s application to be a student, they gave no encouragement but snide remarks.
For example, I quote this from the story:
“One principal from a private school even told me that she hated to deal with special needs students and that such students were actually handicapped and not special needs.”
How could a school principal make such a heartbreaking statement? Shame on her!
I pity the mother and now she doesn’t know where to turn to for help. I think something has gone wrong somewhere that needs to be corrected for such a thing to happen.
Follow on note (July 20th): Some parents responded to the story by giving suggestions to deal with this particular issue. They speak from their own experiences. Bravo!