Challenges facing children with disabilities in accessing universal primary education program in Tororo District.

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
This study was carried out to assess the challenges facing Children with Disabilities in accessing universal primary education program in Tororo district. Data was collected through the use of questionnaires accompanied by observation and interviews. The study involved 60 respondents and these were all involved in different activities at different levels. The study sought to establish whether the provision of free pnmary education led to the reduction of illiteracy rates and also rubs the negative attitude of the community members and the teachers towards the children with disabilities in schools. The findings indicate that the data was interpreted in accordance with the objectives of the study which include the school based, cultural, and economic challenges facing children with disabilities in accessing education. Finally recommendations were made like; equipping schools with teaching aids for children with special needs, involving the community in consultation when developing education policies, making the school environment accommodative to disabled children through counseling of the isolated and discriminated CWD' S.
A research report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of a Bachelor Degree in social work and social administration to the college of applied economics and management science of Kampala International University.
Children with disabilities, Universal primary education program, Uganda