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Title:Admitting, retaining, and graduating students with disabilities in higher education in Liberia
Authors:Malakpa, Sakui W.G.ISNI
Spann, Sammy J.
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal (ISSN 0024-1989)
Geographic term:Liberia
people with disabilities
higher education
educational policy
Abstract:Despite a good motivation to obtain a degree or certificate from post-secondary institutions, few people with disabilities attend and graduate from institutions of higher education. As seen from various studies, the number of students attending and graduating depends on several factors, one of them being a nation's political will to enact laws and enforce policies for the inclusion and retention of individuals with disabilities in all spheres of life including higher education. The purpose of this study is therefore to survey post-secondary institutions in Liberia to ascertain the manner and extent to which they admit, retain, and graduate students with disabilities. The study sought statistics from The Higher Education Commission of Liberia, and surveyed four institutions of higher education in the country. Information was also sought from The National Commission on Disability. The paper shows the way students with disabilities are faced with problems during the course of their study and also which probable future they face after graduation. The article concludes with recommendations with regard to resolving these issues. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]