PROBLEMS OF EDUCATING THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, EKIADOLOR-BENIN)
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The handicapped children are gied children who have ability to be educated irrespective of their disabilities, like the deaf, the blind, the dumb, lame etc. therefore, the handicapped children in Nigeria posses the talents and all the aggregate of learning just like their counter parts at school. Education which is a life provided for every individual, the physically handicapped inclusive. The team can be viewed in many ways mainly psychological and maladjustment. A handicapped child is a child that lacks something that made him/her incapable of living like other children, it could be the hands, legs, eyes, ear etc in every day life, the term handicap is oen used to signify a physical defect, limb, paralysis, partial or total blindness etc. all these features renders the child incapable of living in quite same ways as the normally endowed. The term handicapped, when used in a wider sense, include intellectual disabilities and disadvantages which are cause learning hardship. In the light of the above discussion, the study will look into the various learning hardship likely to be faced by the handicapped child in school. Previous researchers have revealed that behaviours are judged in terms of the society existing standards, therefore the ability of the handicapped can be under estimated by their teacher because already they are termed that they cannot perform as well as the naturally endowed pupils/students. This study will examine the various problems facing the education of the handicaps ones.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS
Handicapping conditions in students are of varied forms, of which physical handicap is one of the numbers. It is noted that handicapping situation could hinder academic progress in the world over. This posse a lot of problems to educators, parents and stake holders in the educational sector. A lot of emotional, psychological or physical and psychomotor problems affect the education of students. The combined effect of this problem is the crux of this study. This is necessary because experience has shown that education is a delicate carefully. These studies therefore seeks to investigate these
multifarious problems which could hinder the education of the physically handicapped students in College of Education, Ekiadolor-Benin.