Provision of special needs education for development of mentally challenged learners in Thika municipality Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Provision of special needs education is a great milestone in addressing the challenges found in learners with special needs. Mentally challenged learners have benefited a great deal through this programme This research has been initiated to investigate how the provision of special needs education has helped in the development of mentally challenged learners. The investigation was centered in finding out the services rendered to mentally challenged learners in their education for their future development, functional education, social interaction and occupational training. The findings indicated that the services given to the mentally challenged learners are not sufficient, in terms of materials and personnel. The curriculum offered need to be reviewed to cater more on skills than academics. In conclusion the researcher salutes the good work done by Kenyan government, nongovernmental organizations and the teachers of mentally challenged learners in trying to make the lives of these learners better socially, economically, physically and intellectually.
A Research Report Presented To The Institute Of Open And Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment Of Requirement For The Award Of A Degree Of Bachelor Of Education In Special Needs Of Kampala International University
Special needs education, Mentally challenged learners, Thika municipality, Kenya