The Challenges Faced By Disabled Children in Persuing Formal Education in Soroti District: a Case Study of Arapai Sub-County.
Author: OLIBA GODFREY
Supervisor: Charles Ivaibi
The general objective of this research was to establish the challenges faced by the disabled children in pursuing formal education in Arapai sub-county in Soroti district. The specific objectives were to show the different disabilities that exist among the children, to establish the level of enrolment of the disabled children in the formal education and to find out the various challenges faced by the disabled children in pursuing formal education in Arapai sub-county Soroti district.
The study generally employed the qualitative and quantitative approach which involved the use of instruments such as questionnaires, interviewguides and focus group discussion guides for the collection of the data in the field.
Research findings revealed that the common disabilities that exist are loss and limited use of limbs (lame), difficulty in hearing (deaf) and difficulty in seeing (blind).the research also found out that there is a low level of enrolment of CWDs which has been attributed to the challenges which are socio-cultural, economic, school related and policy environment which exists within the district.
The study concludes that the high level of illiteracy among the CWDs has been facilitated by the challenges that they face in an attempt to pursue formal education which has left them unable to exploit their inner most potential.