Factors influencing enrolment of learners with disabilities in an inclusive education in primary schools in Nandi South District Kenya
This study sought to investigate the factors influencing enrolment of learners with disabilities in an inclusive education in primary schools in Nandi South district. The study was based on the conceptual framework on the factors influencing enrolment in special needs education institutions such as finance, physical facilities and instructional material, teacher preparedness and curriculum relevancy. The objectives of the study were to determine how physical facilities are structured to accommodate learners with special needs, determine sufficiency of teaching and learning resources teacher preparedness to handle learners with disability relevancy of curriculum to meet needs, aspirations and expectations of special learners and to determine adequacy of available funds in financing special needs education. The study used descriptive survey research design and data was gathered using two questionnaires for head teachers and teachers. The sample consisted of 44 head teachers and 306 class teachers. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics supported by tables, graphs, frequency, distribution and percentages. The same data was also analyzed using statistical package for social science (SPSS) the recommendations are government should allocate more funds, the physical facilities need to be structured, TSC should recruit more trained teachers and the curriculum should be structured.