I thought it was a joke when someone said Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) expelled a student named Jane Ottah on the ground of health (deafness) in 2014 before I came across a letter as evidence from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. I was shocked as their reason was that there was no special communication facilities (how reasonable is that?). Even if they didn’t have any special communication facilities, isn’t their duty to provide facilities? Isn’t their duty to see what they can do to better a Deaf student who has passed WAEC, UME, Post UME and finally being admitted?
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
IN RESPONSE TO THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT DEAF DRIVERS
I usually surf the internet in the morning to keep myself updated with news and I was crossing Linda Ikeji’s blog when an article caught my attention: a lady was telling about her experience in a Keke Napep driven by a Deaf driver, not that the title actually caught my attention, it was the comments coming from the readers that did, one named STERN said “How can a deaf man drive! this is very risky, This is how people use their own hands to kill themselves” and the rest of so many other negative comments too.. Someone identified as ANONYMOUS also said this: “Finally, a sensible comment, a deaf person driving is a hazard”. “Driving as a deaf person is really not safe. U cant hear d horns, meaning ur life n that of your passengers are in danger” and so many other endless comments.
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