JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS PUPILS WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION

Sylvester Nwigwe Ogbueghu, Isaac Okereke Ugwu

Abstract


The principal focus of this paper is on children with obvious physical or neurological learning disabilities and how the school leadership affects their quality of education. The study used quantitative (positivist) approach and employed the natural-science inquiry paradigm. The sample comprised of one hundred and sixty two (162) participants selected from in-service student teachers from the University of Nigeria Nnsuka, who were taught by the researcher Educational Management courses. Data were collected using quantitative methods mainly questionnaires. The questionnaire was designed by the researcher. From the research findings, it is certain that many participants perceive parents’ educational background as having an impact on access and quality education for children with disabilities. In some tribes in Nigerian and disability is strongly linked to superstition. Having a disabled child in the family means a curse or bewitched. Such families tend to hide their children and deprive the children of the assistance that could have been provided by government.


Keywords


Education; physically disability; secondary school students; and families

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