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ABOUT CENDASNER

WELCOME TO THE CENTRE FOR DISABILITY AND SPECIAL NEEDS RESEARCH – CENDASNER @ Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria…!

We are CENDASNER!

CENDASNER is an integral part of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University founded on the philosophy that knowledge should be propagated and disseminated to all individuals whether exceptional, gifted or with disabilities.

CENDASNER strongly believes in the motto: There is ability in disability!

We are an all inclusive Centre committed to Training, Teaching, Research and Support Services for students and staff of this great university especially those with one form or disability or the other. CENDASNER was established in line with the Target 200 Vision of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Charles Okechukwu Esimone in September 2019 with its pioneer Director Professor Williams Emeka Obiozor – a University of Pittsburgh, USA, trained special education expert. CENDASNER also seeks to increase awareness of the gains derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of teaching-learning process, environment, political, social, economic and cultural life of every institution – schools, churches, political parties, market, social life etc.

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VISION STATEMENT

To create a more inclusive community, that is committed to building a sustainable Centre of excellence, where people living with disabilities can recognize their abilities and not disabilities, and can function effectively in the society without any discrimination.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

To act as a bridge between our community and university to provide culturally competent and collaborative education, support, research and information sharing to ensure that student with disabilities and their families live fulfilled lives.

We work towards this mission through four major commitments:

  1. Training
  2. Integration
  3. Innovation
  4. Support Services – by promoting inclusion, diversity, life skills and self determination

RESEARCH

CENDASNER shall commission research activities with related establishments and researchers in the field of disabilities, special needs education, inclusion education, life skills, political participation, civic education, vocational training and skill acquisition, among other areas of human interest especially concerning persons with disabilities, the society and our environment. CENDASNER staff also engage in research reviews and editing and writing reports of evaluations and assessments.

 

TRUST FUND

The Centre for Disability And Special Needs Research (CENDASNER) in October  2021 initiated the CENDASNER Student Trust Fund established under the supervision of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University to provide financial resources for the benefit of indigent students with disabilities and to promote and facilitate the Centre’s ideals as enshrined in institutional policy. Students with disabilities can apply for funding support to cover extra costs for completion of tuition money, medical bills, to complete rent money or for charitable purposes. Every case must be reviewed and assessed by a Committee in the Centre before Director’s approval. Unlike student loans, students do not have to pay these back. The Trust Fund will also be used to sponsor a number of JAMB forms for students applying to study at UNIZIK. This is open to both male and female students from all backgrounds/disabilities.

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