The impact of free primary education on the performance of learners:

dc.contributor.authorMuthangya, Josiah M.
dc.descriptionThe Research Report Submitted to the School of Institute of Open and Distance Learning (IODL) as Partial Fulfillment Leading to the Award of Bachelors Degree in Education on Early Childhood and Primary Education (E.C.P.E)en_US
dc.description.abstractIn Kenya, like in many other countries of the world, the plight of the physically handicapped children has been quite an issue. The problem is exacerbated by societal practices that look down upon the physically handicapped, making not only socialization at homes difficult but also learning in schools. This research proposal therefore seeks to investigate and come up with solutions which would enlighten the society, the teachers, policy makers and other key stakeholders on the plight of the physically handicapped school children. It aims at significantly addressing the problem. The researcher utilized a purely quantitative research technique/design of data collection and presentation. . This entailed the researcher reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting data by observing what people do and say as well as going to the field to collect data. Data collection was done through administration of questionnaires in carefully selected schools in Kisau division. The sampled population consisted of five schools in the zone. Out of the five schools, ten (10) teachers were interviewed from each school. Research findings revealed that the challenges that affect learners with physical handicaps in attaining their educational needs and interests are diverse but most importantly, the failure of the ministry of education to address their learning needs given the fact that they need adequate learning assistance and support as well as other learning equipments to facilitate their learning. A number of measures have been drawn up basing on the researchers observation and conclusions of the research findings. These include among others: government's drive towards providing for their learning equipments such as wheel chairs, and other learning equipments, change of teacher's attitude in a positive direction and the need for the community to dedicate efforts towards supporting learners with physical handicaps so that they can explore their potential.en_US
dc.publisherKampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learningen_US
dc.subjectFree primary educationen_US
dc.subjectPerformance of learnersen_US
dc.titleThe impact of free primary education on the performance of learners:en_US
dc.title.alternativea case study of central division Mwingi District, Kenyaen_US
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