: Teachers have been urged to pay special interest to identify talents of differently abled persons.

Presiding over the inauguration of an awareness programme on “Special education for students in higher education” here on Wednesday, S. Sudalaimuthu, Vice-Chancellor, Alagappa University, said it was the duty of every teacher to identify the special talents of differently-abled persons and nurture them for the benefit of the society through curriculum, appropriate teaching-learning materials and educational technology.

In those days, there were special schools for education of children with special needs.

But now under the provision of equal opportunities, all children were being admitted to normal schools themselves, he said.

The VC said the teachers of special children had the additional privilege of gaining mental satisfaction by educating such children. The faculty of education should explore ways and means to provide quality education to them.

The contribution of the teachers should be in such a way to show a ray of hope for them to take part in the mainstream of the country.