The Place of Special / Gifted Children in the Universal Basic Education in Nigeria

  • Joan Osas Idehen
  • Gloria Osagie-Obazee


This paper examined the fact that many special/gifted children are left to roam the street without any form of education. The schools have no place for such children, because even the normal children have not been properly catered for as regards spaces. The UBE is intended to ensure, that all children irrespective of their status are given spaces in schools in order to acquire some form of skills or knowledge to be able to sustain their lives later in future. Most public schools where these gifted/ special children attempt to learn do so with much difficulties and only determination crown their efforts. Therefore, with adequate monitoring and supervision, availability of funds and facilities these special/ gifted children would be adequately catered for.

Keywords: Special/ gifted children, Universalize access to education, Universal basic education.


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eISSN: 2070-0083
print ISSN: 1994-9057