Academic performance and epileptic learners in inclusive setting in Migori zone, Migori district Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
This research was designed to investigate the academic performance of learners with epilepsy in inclusive setting in Migori Zone - Migori District - Kenya. The research was done in sampled schools across the zone. The finding of the research was as below; i. That children with epilepsy had children with epilepsy can learn alongside their peer with no epilepsy, most schools visited had children with epilepsy, which indicated that children with epilepsy get access to regular schools. ii. Most teachers have handled learners with epilepsy but with a lot of challenges. iii. Learners with epilepsy need a lot of care. That learners with epilepsy are capable and have the ability to learn given appropriate support and guidance. iv. Even though learners with epilepsy do not compete favorably with their peers with no epilepsy, they should be allowed opportunity to participate in curricular and co-curricular activities within the school and community so that they too realize their potentials as useful members of the society and to prepare them for future adult roles. v. There is need to train teachers on how to handle, manage and teach learners with epilepsy successfully. Teachers would then see the used to remediate lessons, vary teaching methods and even develop individualized education programme (I.E.P). vi. Epilepsy is mainly caused by brain damage due to trauma, accidents and a few cases through heredity and diseases such as meningitis and cerebral malaria. vii. Teachers should handle challenging issues regarding causes prevention and management of epilepsy. viii. Teachers should be encouraged to accommodate learners with epilepsy in their classrooms to avoid learners being over-dependent on others, be tolerant to the learners and allow more time to learners to complete activity.
A research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Bachelor of Education Degree in Kampala International University
Academic performance, epileptic learners, Migori district Kenya