The researcher was drawn into conducting this study by the report that revealed that the
physically challenged learners of Ototo Zone in Homa Bay District—Kenya were performing
very poorly in their national exams. The report had also touched on the under utilization of
educational resources by teachers of the physically challenged learners. The purpose of
the study was therefore mainly to assess the relationship between educational resource
utilization and the academic performance of these learners, find out what problems were
faced by teachers in the use of resources and seek ways of alleviating the problems.
The researcher reviewed the available literature related to the matter. He used the
quantitative research approach and survey research design. He sampled out 50 teachers
from 20 schools in the zone to be the respondents using stratified random sampling
procedure. The researcher used the questionnaires as the tool for collecting the data from
the respondents. The data was then analyzed by the use of frequency tables to give the
The study revealed that effective utilization of resources had direct bearing on academic
performance of the physically challenged. The more effective the utilization of resources
the better the academic performance. The study again diagnosed a number of challenges
teachers faced in the use of resources. These challenges included inadequate resources,
lack of motivation to teachers, lack of training in high technology resources and inadequate
laws and government policies to protect the interest of people with disabilities.
The research revealed that the problems associated with effective utilization of resources
could be solved through training and sensitizing teachers and the general public,
formulating policies and enacting laws to protect the interest of the physically challenged,
allocating more funds to buy educational resources, discarding harmful and dehumanizing
cultural beliefs and practices and creating a barrier free learning environment for the
The researcher then concluded by asking all the stakeholders in education to join hands
together in an effort to uplifting the deteriorating standard of education of the physically
challenged learners in the zone.
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