Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6(12), pp. 876 - 883
DOI: 10.13189/sa.2018.061203
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An Assessment of Problems of Primary School Children with Disabilities in Uganda


Dastan Bamwesigye *, Petra Hlavackova
Department of Forest and Wood Products Economics and Policy, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University, Czech Republic

ABSTRACT

This research study focused on an investigation into the factors contributing to the dropout of children with disabilities (CWD) in rural schools in Uganda with a case study of Ntungamo District. Questionnaires interviews were carried out by the research team. The data collected was compiled and analyzed. Findings indicated that majority of the respondents were in agreement that social and economic needs of children with disabilities is the major factor that contributes to the drop out of children with disabilities from rural schools. Other outcomes show that shortage of staff in schools contributes to drop out of children with disabilities, poor teachers attitudes towards the disabled children, poor government policies, hatred and discrimination against the disabled children, absence of morale by teacher's, lack of special equipment for teaching children with special needs was also averagely supported. The study recommends that the Government of Uganda and the responsible ministry put aspects of inclusion of all children into consideration, and also provide the necessary financial support as well as intensifying long life learning programs for special needs teachers with focus on primary education among other levels. Further comprehensive research ought to be of paramount importance in understanding challenges facing CWD.

KEYWORDS
Disability, Special Needs Education, Policies, Support, Drop-out, Teachers' Attitudes

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Dastan Bamwesigye , Petra Hlavackova . "An Assessment of Problems of Primary School Children with Disabilities in Uganda." Sociology and Anthropology 6.12 (2018) 876 - 883. doi: 10.13189/sa.2018.061203.