FACTORS CONFRONTING STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES IN NIGERIA
Background of the Study
Education is very important for every person regardless of his/her age, gender, race,
economic status, as well as physical ability or disability. People, particularly students with physical disabilities are usually perceived by societies as disadvantaged groups (Block, 1992). Hence they are in a position of missing some economic, political and social benefits including the right to access equitable and quality education. This is in line with Mcleod (2014) who points out that, students with physical disabilities experience personal limitations in school environments that affect their social, psychological and academic spheres that may likely affect their academic performances at school. Some of the limitations can be alleviated with parental, community and government support.
People with physical disabilities have experienced narrow chances to enjoy school
environments or practices due to fewer priorities given by educational providers to issues that may support the disabled especially in developing countries in areas such as
curriculums, teaching and learning materials, infrastructure, special programs such as
sports and games, environmental issues and the general quality of education. According to the Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report 2010 reaching the marginalized
children with disabilities remains one of the main problems leading to wide exclusion of
the group from quality education (Macleod, 2014).
Statement of the Problem
The world is currently struggling for free, equitable and quality education for all people,
starting with basic education, secondary and finally higher education through Education for All (EFA) goals. These goals have been adopted in many countries including Nigeria.
The Universal Declaration for Human Right in 1948 declared education as an important
right for every person including people with disabilities.
Physically disabled students as clearly stated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which entered into force in 2008 and having 145 signatories including Nigeria, were given wider chances for accessing education which will be friendly to the disabled persons. This includes making available all necessary environments that are supportive to the physically disabled students including those in higher education level.
Such support refers to things such as good and supportive classrooms, laboratories,
libraries, dormitories, internet connectivity, washrooms, dinning, as well as sports and
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