Strategies for Improving Institutional Security for Special Education in Nigeria

Orim, Samuel Orim

Strategies for Improving Institutional Security for Special Education in Nigeria

Keywords : security, collaboration, special education, disability


Special education in Nigeria has been misunderstood and this has affected its programmes and services as persons with disabilities suffered all forms of abuse and discrimination. This study investigated strategies that guaranteed security for special education in Nigeria. The study adopted survey as its design, guided by a research question and questionnaire was designed by the researcher, validated by experts in special education, educational research and measurement and used as instrument for data collection. Two hundred Participants were purposively sampled and used for the study, Descriptive statistics was used to analyzed data from the field and findings revealed that 82 (41% =SA), 59 (30%= A) of the participants agreed that, collaborative mechanism, formation of people with disabilities organizations, improved funding, professional associations, establishment of ministry or commission for special education and improved awareness/advocacy promotes security for special education. On other hand 38 (19%=SD), 21(10%=D) disagreed that aforementioned strategies does not contribute to security of special education. Considering the number and percentage of responses criteria, the study concluded that the above mentioned strategies promote security of special education and by implication protects persons with disabilities from abuse and discrimination. It was recommended among others that stakeholder particularly government should promptly put in place workable network for effective collaboration in the provision of security for special education and persons with disabilities in Nigeria.


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