The Albino Foundation Public Notice

The Albino Foundation Public Notice

Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018

PART V – Liberty, Right to Education, Health and First Consideration in Queues, Accommodation and Emergencies

16.  (1) A person shall not –

(a)        employ, use or involve a person with disability in begging;

(b)       parade persons with disabilities in public with intention of soliciting for alms; or

(c)        use condition of disability as a guise for the purpose of begging in public.

(02) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of N100,000 or a term of six months imprisonment or both.

17. (1) A person with disability shall have an unfettered right to education without discrimination or segregation in any form.

 (2) A person with disability is entitled to free education to secondary school level.

(3) the Commission shall provide education assistive devices.

18.       (1) All public schools, whether primary, secondary or tertiary shall be run to be inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities, accordingly every school shall have –

(a) at least a trained personnel to cater for the educational development of persons with disabilities; and

(b) special facilities for the effective education of persons with disabilities

            (2) Brail, sign language and other skills for communication with persons with disabilities shall form part of the curricula of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.

19. the education of special education personnel shall be highly subsidized.

20.       Government shall ensure that the education of persons with disabilities, particularly children, who are blind, deaf or with multiple disabilities is delivered in the most appropriate language, mode and means of communication for the individual, and in environments which maximize academic and social development.

21. (1) Government shall guarantee that persons with disabilities have unfettered access to adequate health care without discrimination on the bases of disability.

(2) A person with mental disability shall be entitled to free medical and health services in all public institutions

22. (1)  A person with mental disability shall obtain a Permanent Certificate of Disability from the Commission.

(2) If a doctor suspects disability in the course of treatment of a person who before was not a person with disability, the doctor may with the approval of the Commission, issue a Temporary Certificate of Disability which shall last for not longer that 180 days.

(3) If the state of disability persists beyond 180 days, the Commission on the recommendation of a doctor, shall issue the person a Permanent Certificate of Disability which will last for as long as the disability persist.

(4) A person issued with a Permanent Certificate of Disability is entitled to all rights and privileges under this Act.

23. A person who unlawfully issues or obtain a Certificate of Disability, commits an offence and liable to a fine of N200,00 or imprisonment for a term of one year or both.

24. A public hospital where a person with communication disabilities is medically attended to shall make provision for special communication.

25. In all situations of risk, violence, emergencies and the occurrences of natural disasters, the Government shall take necessary steps to ensure the safety and protection of persons with disabilities taking cognizance of their peculiar vulnerability.

26. (1) In queues, persons with disabilities shall be given first consideration, and as much as possible, be attended to outside the queue.

(2) A person who contravenes this section commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of N50,000:00 or a term of six months imprisonment or both.

27. If accommodation is being provided by schools for their students, employers for their employees, service providers for their customers, organisations for their members, government for the people and in any other circumstance whatsoever, persons with disabilities shall be given first consideration.

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