Arts Education: A Viable Vocational Area For Secondary School Students in a Recessive Economy: Implications for Counselling


Arts education with particular reference to Fine and Applied Arts, is a discipline that is yet to be sufficiently accorded its pride of place in the scheme of things in the Nigerian Educational space inspite of its usefulness and functionalities. The fact that arts permeate almost every aspect of human lives is at best, noticed but not fully appreciated. The researcher, therefore, explored more areas of utilities of this discipline on social functions, religion, industry, job creation and entrepreneurial skills. Comparative analysis emphasis were made between the arts vis-à-vis science and technology. In conclusion, the researcher recommended that more attention should be given to Fine and Applied Arts as a sure destination to employment opportunities in a recessive economy

Keywords: Art, Education, Recessive Economy, Vocation

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 16-22 (Download PDF)

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