The Psycho-Educational Testing Services form part of the comprehensive child development services of the Children’s Centre. This facility, initiated in 2000 by Dr. Wilhelmina Kalu, a psychologist in the Department of Educational Foundations of the University of Nigeria and longtime Chairperson of the Children’s Centre Committee, is intended to answer the long-felt need for services to children and youth with special needs. It aims to provide testing and counseling services for children with learning disabilities, the gifted, the mentally retarded, and those with other special needs.
PETS has also served as a teaching laboratory by postgraduate students of the Special Education Unit, Department of Educational Foundations. The founder of the Psycho-Educational Testing Services (PETS), Prof. Wilhelmina Kalu, donated many of her testing materials and conducted a workshop demonstrating their use. She also helped organize the playroom toy collection and explain the use of toys in testing.
In addition to use by PETS, the playroom also houses the toy library for use by younger library users.