This study was intended to find out the factors affecting academic perfonnance of leamers with
mental deficits in regular schools; the study will look into attitude of teachers towards inclusion of
learners with mental deficit in regular schools. In review of related infonnation, all secondary
sources viewed relevant were consulted and made use of. A descriptive design was employed since
the entire study was about explaining a scenario. Questionnaires were used in the collection of data
and these were presented in frequencies and percentages distribution tables.
The findings of the study revealed the following:
The study found out that physically challenged children faced a myriad of problems in an inclusive
school. Chief among them was the lack of sanitary facilities which catered for the physically
challenged children. This in effect was leading to parents keeping their physically challenged
children at home instead of exposing them to the problems they were facing at school. Another
finding from the study was the confirmation it had provided that teachers in all inclusive schools
were finding it difficult to cope with physically challenged children in their classes and this lead to
them being biased towards treatment of these children. This was catalyzed by the fact that most
teachers in primary schools were not special needs trained teachers. It was recommended that: ,
There is great need for the Government to train more teachers for special needs education and that
the Govemment and parents association should provide relevant resources to schools to make
teaching easy and possible for all leamers and that teachers should also use and explore modem teaching techniques such as unit facts teaching among others
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