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Wesley University Ondo VC Joins National Summit on Deaf Education in Nigeria

Wesley University Ondo's Vice-Chancellor, Rt Rev Prof Obeka Samuel Sunday, was honored with a special invitation to the prestigious National Summit on Deaf Education in Nigeria. The event, hosted by the Nigeria National Association of the Deaf (NNAD), convened prominent scholars, advocates, and experts in Deaf Education from around the world to address critical issues concerning the advancement of education for the deaf community.

Themed "EMPOWERING THE DEAF: Advancing Quality Education through Nigerian Sign Language," the summit served as a platform for robust discussions and activities aimed at enhancing deaf education in Nigeria. Prof Khadijat K. Rashid, the Provost of Gallaudet University, USA, delivered the keynote address, while lead presenters included distinguished figures such as Professor Kyauta Ibrahim of Bayero University, Kano, and Dr. Taiwo Akangbe of the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo.

The event, which was a sequel to the successful inaugural summit held in 2012, featured insightful presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities with key stakeholders in Deaf Education. Organized by the Strengthening Deaf Education, Empowerment & Employment (Deaf-E3) team, supported by USAID and led by Gallaudet University, the summit focused on crucial issues such as inclusive curriculum development, the role of Nigerian Sign Language, and community engagement in supporting deaf learners.

Prof Obeka Samuel Sunday's participation underscored Wesley University Ondo's commitment to advancing education and inclusivity, aligning with the institution's mission to foster academic excellence and societal impact. His presence at the summit emphasized the university's dedication to promoting the rights and education of marginalized communities, including the deaf community in Nigeria.

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