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St Andrews launches ‘Akira’

St Andrews launches ‘Akira’
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In keeping with the spirit of the adage ‘a school is a place where future leaders are made’, a school is striving not only to impart academic skills...

Hyderabad: In keeping with the spirit of the adage ‘a school is a place where future leaders are made’, a school is striving not only to impart academic skills but also to bring Dyslexic students into the mainstream. St. Andrews School, in association with Madras Dyslexia Association (MDA) on Sunday announced the launch of ‘Akira’, a learning centre for dyslexic children, in their Bowenpally campus from July.

Managing Director of St Andrews Group of Schools Hyacinth Emanuel stated they were delighted to be collaborating with the Chennai-headquartered MDA. To start the school would restrict the student enrollment to 30 and the teacher-student ratio would be 1:5.

She pointed out that this was an extension of the special education department they had started in the school around eight years back to specifically cater to the needs of differently intelligent students. Hyacinth said the objective of Akira (Japanese for A New Beginning) was to correct children and get them back to the mainstream.

Akira will offer one to two years of a full-time pullout remediation programme for students with Specific Learning Difficulties. Those enrolled in the programme will be mainstreamed into regular schools after a period of 1-2 years. In a welcome gesture, admissions are also open to students of other schools, who can return to their parent school upon completion of their programme at Akira.

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