Accessibility and Equity in Education for People with Disabilites in Tertiary Institutions

Kiaritha, E. N. and Maina, W. M. (Dr.) (2010) Accessibility and Equity in Education for People with Disabilites in Tertiary Institutions. In: The 1st KIM Conference on Management : Transforming Higher Education - Opportunities and Challenges, 2010, KICC.

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It is estimated that 10 percent of the world�s population are persons with disability. Due to intrinsic and extrinsic factors, a very small percentage of Persons With Disabilities get basic formal education and worse still a smaller number get to tertiary levels. However,for these individuals to benefit fully from higher education system, they need a considerable modification of their environment and provision of special services. These are provisionsoutlined in the Persons with Disability Act (2003). During post-independence period, several commissions of education have been formed resulting to reports and sessional papers, each reporting on the plight of education for persons with disabilities. The Koech Commission of 1999 specifically noted that there were over 1,000 past recommendations by the previous commission that had not been implemented due to lack of a legal framework. The Person with Disabilities Act was then enacted in 2003. Unfortunately, six years after the enactment of ...

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Conference > International Conference on Industry and Higher Education - 2010
Depositing User: Mr. David Mwangi
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2014 13:21
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 06:52

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