Poverty, at the most elementary level, is seen as the inability to provide and/or meet the most basic of human needs and wants such as the provision of food, clothing, and shelter as well as lack of access to education. While some schools of thought hold different views about the concept, the consequences of poverty on societal growth and development still remain the same. This paper examined the major trends and causes of poverty in developing economy like Nigeria. It further defines key concepts to establish clarity of purpose, the relevance of education towards poverty eradication and suggested possible recommendations and conclusion on the way forward for societal growth and transformation.
Ruth A.; I. & Ruth J. U. (2019)