Christianah Dada Olubukola, Arogbo Tessy Mosumola, Sadiq S. Hadiza




The study examined experience of students with intellectual disability during covid-19 in Ilorin metropolis. The general purpose of this study was primarily to find out the experience of students living with intellectual disability during covid-19 in Ilorin metropolis. One research question and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Two schools were selected in Ilorin metropolis. Ninety-five teachers participated in the study. A 10 items questionnaire developed by researchers was used to collect data. The questionnaire consisted of 2 sections; section A and section B. Section A was designed to get demographic information like gender and school type. Section B consisted of 10 items on experience of students with intellectual disabilities during covid-19. The test-retest method was used to establish the reliability of the instrument. Descriptive statistics of mean and percentage was used to answer research question. t-test was used to analyse the two hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Findings showed that students with intellectual disability experience during covid-19 in Ilorin metropolis was positive. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that schools should organise workshops and training for teachers, this might help them to provide more support for learners with intellectual disability about covid-19. Teachers in classroom should be encouraged to attend seminars, workshops and conferences that are not just based on regular classroom activities but on how to help children with learning difficulties such as intellectual disability in their classroom.


Keywords: Experience of Students, Intellectual Disability, Covid-19


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