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|Title: ||The right to education of the mentally retarded children: a comparative study of Nakawa Division Kampala and Kalamba Sub-County, Mpigi District|
|Authors: ||Senganda, Jaffer|
|Keywords: ||Children with mental disabilities -- Education|
Right to education -- Children with disabilities -- Uganda
|Issue Date: ||Jun-2008 |
|Abstract: ||The study set out to investigate and asses the challenges affecting implementation of the right to education of the mentally retarded children. It was guided by the following objectives; to identify and assess the strength of relevant international, regional and domestic human rights instruments enhancing the right to education of mentally retarded children, to carryout a situational analysis of the implementation of the inclusive education in the mainstream schools and include the variation as regards the right to education of mentally retarded children in Nakawa division Kampala and Kalamba Sub-county Mpigi district; to examine the policy questions relating to the mentally retarded children’s right to education and to suggest recommendations on how best the right to education of mentally retarded children can be enjoyed. The study was conducted in Nakawa division in Kampala District and Kalamba Sub County in Mpigi District. It was carried out using a self-administered questionnaire and an interview guide, which helped in generating the results. The results of the study were analyzed with the help of the Statistics Package for Social Scientists (SPSS).
From the study, it was concluded that the mentally retarded children existed and were experiencing a series of challenges. The study also concluded that, there are many un-answered questions in relation to the policy guidelines and implementation of the protection of the right to education of the mentally retarded children. As far as the existing policy guidelines and human rights instruments on the mentally retarded children were concerned, the study concluded that, the policy stressed the fact that the right of the mentally retarded children to education must be protected, the school administrators are assigned the responsibility of identifying and recording the mentally retarded children, establishing the extent of mental retardation as well assisting the mentally retarded children in their challenges. It was also concluded that there are a number of reasons why the mentally retarded children are often excluded from enjoying their right to education. On the strategies for the mentally retarded children the study concluded that, the situation of the mentally retarded children is something that can be managed.
From the conclusions, the researcher recommended the need to provide counseling services to the mentally retarded children, the need to enhance the implementation of the policy on the rights of the mentally retarded children, the need by the schools management and the Government to work hand in hand to resolve the problems of the mentally retarded children where they are not satisfactorily enjoying their right to education.
The study also recommended that the government adopts the normalization policy to ably promote and protect the right to education of the mentally retarded children|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Master of Arts in Human Rights Degree of Makerere University.|
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