A university for the deaf is to be established in Sagamu, Ogun State, soon.
The institution, to be affiliated to the Gallaudet University, Washington DC, will be set up by the Wesley University, Ondo, and is expected to cater for no fewer than 10 million deaf people in the country.
Chairman, Board of Directors of Smartcity, Mr. Demola Aladekomo, disclosed this to news men, when he led members of the board of Wesley University on a courtesy visit to the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in his office yesterday.
He said the location is suitable because of its easy accessibility and proximity to the Lagos airport, appreciating Amosun for his assurance of support.
The Interim Dean, School of Education, Business and Human Services of Gallaudet University, Dr. Khadijat Rashid, said the university is overdue as the deaf need special attention in their learning instructions.