The Malawi Union of the Blind (MUB) says it believes that the yardstick for meaningful development is the quality of education evenly provided to the Malawian.
MUB deputy vice-president Latim Matenje said this in Blantyre on Monday during a news conference on the commemoration of the World Braille Week from January 4 to January 11.
Said Matenje: “The Malawian visually impaired secondary learner fails to study mathematics because the country is yet to adopt the algebra and geometry braille signs used in countries such as the United States of America.”
He also raised concern about “the veiled, but immensely consequential disregard of braille and discrimination of braille users currently rampant in the public sector.”
MUB executive director Ezekiel Kumwenda said it is important for the blind and the visually impaired in the country to join the rest of the world in remembering Louis Braille, the man who introduced braille.