The purpose of this study was to determine visual impairment and the academic
performance of learners in Turkana integrated primary School, Katilu Zone, Katilu
division, Turkana South District, Rift Valley province Kenya. The objectives of the study
was; to establish the relationship between visual impairment and academic performance
of learners in Turkana integrated primary school, to find out causes of poor performance
and to establish measures put in place to assist children with visual impairment improve
on their academic performance.
The researcher used the survey design to carry out the study. It is mainly done by
selection of samples of individuals from known populations and using questionnaires to
The major findings was that almost half of the school population was either blind or had
low vision. Majority of the Teachers had not undergone training in special needs
education hence lacking skills in handling the visually impaired learners.
Based on these finding it is recommended that short course trainings on visual
impairment be organised by the government and non-governmental organisations so as to
equip the teachers with skills of managing learners with visual problems. Teachers should
also be motivated to join courses offered by Kenya Institute of special education. In this
way they will gain promotion and be motivated to teach the visually impaired learners.
The government should also integrate special education units in teacher training
curriculum, parents, teachers and the community need to collaborate to ensure learning of
the visually impaired.
Conclusion, The researchers found that indeed visual impairment affected academic
performance of learners. Most learners performed below average. He also discovered that other factor affected academic performance of learners.
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