No interpreters, says Sulaymaniyah Polytechnic
Hearing impaired students face barriers to enrollment
SULAYMANIYAH — Six hearing-impaired high school graduates, recently admitted to Sulaymaniyah Polytechnic University, find themselves sidelined from attending classes this academic year due to the absence of sign language interpreters, the university administration said.
Bahar Mahmoud, leader of the Amazha organization, spoke with 964media, highlighting that these students, having completed their senior year of high school last year, represent the first instance of hearing-impaired individuals being accepted into higher education within the Kurdistan Region.
Despite their acceptance, the students have been informed they must delay their studies until the next year.
“We are actively working to ensure these students do not lose an academic year,” Mahmoud noted.
Data from the Kurdistan Hearing-Impaired Organization, shared with 964media, reveals that, as of now, only three individuals in the Kurdistan Region who are hearing-impaired have obtained diploma degrees in computer science.