Pupils with Disability in Lower Basic Schools and Perceived Causes for Precautionary Measures in Southern Nigeria

Authors : Eke, V.U., Olayi, J.E., EWA, J.A.

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 8 - August

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This study investigated perceived causes of disability among pupils in lower basic schools in southern Nigeria. It was also dome to open the eyes of stake holders on the above subject matter for precaution to check the incidence and prevalence. The study used descriptive survey. 2000 teachers served as sample for the study. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to arrive at the sample of 2000 regular teacher through purposive sampling techniques. The researchers developed instrument named Teachers’ Perceived Caused of Disability Questionnaire (TPCODQ). It was face and content validated by three experts. The Reliability coefficient was deduced by using Cronbach Alpha that revealed internal consistency of .82. The data obtained from the administration of the instrument were organized and analyzed using frequencies, percentages and ranking. The research findings among others show that perceived prenatal causes include inherited trait. Peri- natal causes are premature birth, forced/prolonged while post-natal causes are accident, child killer diseases. It was therefore concluded that prenatal, perinatal and postnatal factors cause disability among pupils in lower Basic schools in Southern Nigeria. It is therefore recommended that the stakeholder such as couple should be exposed to genetic counseling by guidance counselor to forestall any likely cause.

Keywords : Pupils With Disability, Perceived Causes. Stake Holders, Precautionary Measures, Lower Basic Education.


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