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The Challenges and Prospects of Promoting Visual Arts Education for Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria

M. O. Ogunmola

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

The study discusses the concept of poverty and elucidates the various method of measurement used in evaluating poverty though visual arts in Nigeria. It also shows the table of poverty level from 1950 to projection of 2025 in Nigeria. It further shows the juxtaposition level of poverty in Nigeria based on settlement vis-à-vis rural and urban population between 1958 and 2025 in Nigeria. It was concluded that Visual Art is a subject that can bring gainful employment for the school leaver. Hence, there is need to change the societal attitudes towards this discipline in order to motivate prospective artists and those who may be interested in the discipline to alleviate poverty