The education system needs to become inclusive, PN says

PN MEP candidate Francis Zammit Dimech says education system needs to be altered to allow for different teaching methods that are better-suited for persons with dyslexia

Nationalist MEP Francis Zammit Dimech
Nationalist MEP Francis Zammit Dimech

The education system needs to be altered, to allow for different teaching methods to better suit persons with dyslexia in order to create a more inclusive education system, PN MEP Francis Zammit Dimech said.

He said there was need for inclusivity that left no one behind. “This is why I pushed for a European dyslexia charter and presented a series of proposals in Malta including the use of language technology to facilitate the work of educators. It is important for the Nationalist Party to ensure that persons with dyslexia are not discriminated against because of their condition."

Zammit Dimech said more support was needed to address the needs of people with dyslexia, adding that a visit to the unit within the public health service sighting dealing with the matter was inadequately staffed.

He noted that many famous persons had dyslexia such as filmmaker Steven Spielberg.  "The condition does not have to hold people back," Zammit Dimech said.

PN MEP candidate Roselyn Borg Knight said the PN will continue to work on this issue, adding that they are supporting groups across the European Parliament that work to better legislation on dyslexia.

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