ERIC Number: ED315512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Evaluation of Rehabilitational Services in Nigeria.
Shown, D. G.
A comparative study was made in 10 states in Nigeria to find out whether the 53 Vocational Centers established by various agencies meet the real needs of the beneficiaries (especially disabled persons). Questionnaires were distributed to all the 53 centers in the 10 states, all staff attached to the centers, employment agencies that have employed graduates of the centers, and all social welfare officers in charge of organizing rehabilitation services in the states. Of the 5,000 questionnaires sent out, a total of 3,535 were returned. The study showed a lack of a clear-cut objective and evaluation procedures in most centers and noted that only a very small percentage of disabled persons was served. The study also showed that most of the early centers were developed by missionaries. It points to a lack of self-reliance development and poor medical facilities for the beneficiaries. However, the effects of these conditions are less in centers that are small and were established by voluntary organizations. Although some attempts were made to provide training, lack of qualified professional staff to handle some psychological, social, and physical problems of the beneficiaries was identified. Even where a few professionals are available, there is a high turnover of such staff. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria