EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL ON EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES IN SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN KENYA

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dc.contributor.author Wanjala, John W.
dc.contributor.author Were, Susan
dc.contributor.author Muturi, Willy
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-20T07:19:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-20T07:19:26Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 2231-4245
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/146
dc.description.abstract All over the world, reports from different organizations say that people living with disabilities (PLWDs) are underemployed. In Kenya besides many organizations lobbying for the increased employment of PLWDs, amplified by the constitution that at least 5% elective positions must be spared for (PLWDs) there is lower rate of employment. For example the entire cabinet and parastatal secretaries of about twenty six people only one is disabled. The empirical review has pointed out that education has affected negatively on people with disability employment; the employer stereotype also has made it difficult for PLWDs to attain jobs. The literature revealed that the organizational culture is of dare consequences as it may work against the advantage of the disabled, also inaccessibility inhibit Disabled employees from accessing organizational facilities. The employer perception in the literature shows that employers view people living with disabilities as costly. The objective of the study investigated the challenges facing employment opportunities for PLWDs while the specific objective investigated; the effect of education on employment opportunities for People Living With Disability. The target population was all People Living with Disability employees in selected Universities in Kenya and associations of People Living with Disabilities in Kenya. The sample size was all employees living with Disabilities and all members of the association of People Living with Disabilities in Murang’a County. The findings were presented in tabular form. Both Descriptive statistics i.e. mean standard deviation, skewness, kurtosis and inferential statistics i.e. Correlation, Regression, ANOVA models were used to analyze the findings. The findings showed that People Living with Disabilities do not secure employment opportunities due to: lack of required Education and Skills. The study recommended that for people living with disabilities to increase their employment opportunities, their Educational level, working experience have to be enhanced en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IJRCM en_US
dc.subject employment opportunities, people living with disabilities. en_US
dc.title EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL ON EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES IN SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN KENYA en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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