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THE transition from secondary school to higher education can be a daunting experience, especially so when the academic and social demands in a tertiary education setting are significantly more complex compared to a highly structured class in school.
This transition poses more challenges for students with disabilities due to their physical and sensorial needs, as well as social stigmatisation.
Disability-friendly campus spaces, facilities and services are important considerations for prospective students with disabilities.
In an effort to empower the disabled with capacity-building skills and knowledge, M ultimedia University (M M U) has collaborated with the Nippon Foundation through the Asean University Network — Disability and Public Policy, known as AUN-DPPnet, to offer the M aster of M ultimedia (eLearning Technologies) to eligible individuals with special needs.
One of the students, Fritz Enjhay Cepe, 31, has a mild cerebral palsy. The challenges were on his mind last year when he flew in from the Philippines for the first time to further studies here.
However, Cepe was surprised when he