The research carried out was on the problems encountered by physically
handicapped children of St. Joseph Primary School in Egoji Division, Meru
Central District, Kenya. The researcher who is more knowledgeable on the
problems of physically handicapped children failed to understand why the
number of physically children in school is few in comparison with the normal
children, hence the researcher wanted to investigate the problems
encountered and address the problem.
The study employed descriptive survey method to determine the problems
encountered by physically handicapped children of St. Joseph primary school
which had a population of seventeen(17) physically handicapped. The
researcher used her own devised instrument which was a questionnaire. On
the criteria of strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly disagree. The
frequencies and percentages were used to determine the analysis and
interpretation of the data. The field research is the source of the data found,
that poor attitude from parents and community in general, mobility devices as
a problem, educational resources, school environments are the major
problems encountered by the physically handicapped children which hinders
their smooth learning process. This makes the learners have low self esteem
Further research by ruture researchers on the problems encountered by
physically handicapped children is necessary so that many people can be able
to advocate on the problems. The government should equip the schools
where the physically handicapped children are included in the mainstream so
that they can learn better with their normal peers in the same classrooms.
The minister of education to make curriculum considering the disabled
children. District education supervisors to see to it that they organize
seminars and workshops to create awareness to parents, teachers, and to
educate the community on the importance of educating the children with or
without disabilities. Teachers handling these children should be trained on the
needs of the physically handicapped children so that they can advocate for
them to the stake holders for better help and assistance.
Edu, F (2021). Problems encountered by physically handicapped childrenof st. Joseph, primary school in egojidivision, meru centraldistrict kenya. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 24, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/problems-encountered-by-physically-handicapped-childrenof-st-joseph-primary-school-in-egojidivision-meru-centraldistrict-kenya
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Frontiers, Edu. "Problems encountered by physically handicapped childrenof st. Joseph, primary school in egojidivision, meru centraldistrict kenya" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 24, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/problems-encountered-by-physically-handicapped-childrenof-st-joseph-primary-school-in-egojidivision-meru-centraldistrict-kenya