International Council for Education, Research and Training


Oyemomilara, Kehinde Aderonke

Ph.D. Research Scholar in Business Education, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State Nigeria


This paper focuses on inclusive education as an imperative tool for enhancing academic performance of students with special needs in business education. All people have a right to education. Inclusive education is an approach that ensures the presence, participation and achievement of all students in education. This may be in formal schools or in non-formal places of learning. Inclusion emphasizes opportunities for equal participation but with options for special assistance and facilities needed. This paper highlights the concept of inclusive education, business education and benefits of inclusive education as a tool for enhancing academic performance. This paper recommended that; A special directorate of inclusive education should be created in Federal and State Ministries of Education: Government of Nigeria should adequately fund inclusive education: Specialists should be employed in various primary schools in Nigeria; There should be policy enabling the establishment of inclusive schools in every community in Nigeria. 

Keywords: Business education, inclusive education, performance, special needs. 

Impact Statement

This study examined the importance of inclusive education in enhancing academic performance of students with special needs in business education. It was discovered that almost all of these impaired children in Nigeria lack business education skills, there are a lot of disabled individuals in the country who are unemployed. The leading cause of this is that disabled children attend special schools, which are isolated institutions designed exclusively for the needs of people with disabilities. In these schools, business education is not taught, and even when it is, the students do not receive additional support in the form of resource rooms and resource teachers. The finding from the study revealed that inclusive education is one strategy for raising the academic performance of students with special needs in business courses. Students with special needs perform better academically in inclusive schools because ordinary teachers and even other students give them extra attention and assistance.

About Author

Kehinde Aderonke OYEMOMILARA is a researcher in the field of business education and holds a Master in Business Education and she is currently running her PhD.  programme in Business Education in the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State Nigeria. She is a staff of National Business and Technical Examination Board where she is till date.


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