Governance and Corruption variables and the Education of Persons with Special Needs in Southern Nigeria

Dr. Vitalis U. Eke, Uche Eunice Opara & Anulika Chinyere Okpara


The study adopted descriptive survey design. Purposive sampling technique was used to draw 30 most experienced special educators in University of Ibadan (South West), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (South East) and University of Calabar (South South). There were two research questions posed to guide the study. An instrument for data collection was named “Special Educators’ Perceived Governance and Corruption Variables Impeding PWSN Education Questionnaire” (SEPGACIPEQ). The instrument was face and content validated by three experts. The reliability coefficient of .81 was deduced through the use of Cronbach alpha statistical technique. Frequencies were the descriptive statistics used for the analysis of data collected. It was found among others that non implementation of education policy and misappropriation of funds meant for special education impede education of persons with special needs. It was therefore concluded that governance and corruption variables impede the education of the Persons With Special Needs (PWSN). The recommendations, among others, include governments making efforts to implement policy of education and proper utilization of money meant for education of persons with special needs.

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