Aoromowang Lobo P7 School in Odek Sub County in Gulu district which has so far lost over 11 pupils to the fatal nodding disease has ask government to send teachers with special needs skills to aid in the teaching of pupils stricken by the mysterious nodding disease.
The Head teacher of the school Santo Okello said that the majority of these pupils who have been diagnosed with the disease show signs of very severe defects that requires a form of speciality to handle.
Okello added that the understanding abilities of victims drop once effected, so it will be necessary that teachers with special needs skills be deployed in the region to aid their learning.
Despite the fact that some of the school staffs have undergone trainings in epidemic detection and management; the majority have expressed fear due to the mysterious nature of the disease.
Okello said that the disease is causing panic among teachers and pupils and that since 2010 to date, 114 pupils have dropped out due to the disease.
The syndrome has so far claimed over 300 lives in Acholi sub-region with the most affected districts being Kitgum, Pader and Lamwo.
Currently, the nodding disease does not have any diagnosis making it hard to be treated.
It is a fatal, mentally and physically disabling disease that only affects children, between the ages of 5 and 15. By A Web design Company
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