UniSZA contributes electric wheelchair for OKU student

— The plight of a disabled student who finds it difficult to undergo industrial training due to limited movements has caught the attention of University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA).

Normelisa Mohd Yadi, 23, a final-year student of the Bachelor of Arabic Studies (Hons), received an electric wheelchair to ease her movement without the help of others to undergo her training.

UniSZA deputy vice-chancellor (Students and Alumni Affairs) said the RM2,800 electric wheelchair was donated by the university’s Wakaf and Infaq office, and Normelisa was the first student to receive it.

“We understand Normelisa’s difficulties due to her limited movements to undergo industrial training at a company in Kota Bharu, Kelantan since July 3.’

“This is a new situation for her because, during her stay at UniSZA, she and other students with disabilities were assisted by fellow students to attend lectures and live on campus,” he told reporters here.

UniSZA was among the OKU friendly universities in the country, providing various facilities to the group, among others, wheelchairs, refrigerators to keep medicines, electric scooters, eye control technology for the visually impaired to use computers, student assistants and a buggy as well.

Meanwhile, Normelisa, who is paralysed on both legs since childhood, said the contribution of the electric wheelchair further boosted her motivation to do her best during her industrial training at the company.

“Thank you very much to UniSZA for always looking after the welfare of OKU students and being sensitive to our needs,” she said, adding about 40 OKU students are studying at the university.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency