The University for All programme trains young people with special needs in life and career skills. Some of its first graduates have already found employment.
Karim Benabdeslam, a student with autism, earned a Ph.D. in comparative religion. Authorities praised him as a model for others affected with the disorder.
The new service centers are part of a wider effort to promote equal access to higher education for students with disabilities.
In spite of losing his sight, Walid Al-Zaidi completed his education, obtained a Ph.D. and became a professor. For a month, he was Tunisia’s minister of culture.
Covid-19 has largely heightened the inequality that disabled students already face, although for a small proportion of students, it has moved education to their homes and let them study more at their own pace.
A new report details the ways in which government policies and on-the-ground practices exclude some children—because of gender, disabilities, and many other reasons—from schools.
A new report and website give a country-by-country examination of how children are welcomed in schools or shut out from them.
Tunisian students with disabilities have a great deal of difficulty attending university, a situation similar to many Arab countries. But a Tunisian researcher may eventually help the visually impaired.
A bright yellow track with a surface that helps visually impaired students get around campus is just one step in the kingdom’s efforts to improve services for those with disabilities.