Prof. Joy A. Okeke-Ezenyanwu, Patricia Oluchi Nedum-Ogbede


This study was carried out to find out how business education resources can be harnessed to curb poverty and crimes in Nigeria.  Crimes are increasing on daily basis in Nigeria because majority of her youths are unemployed and without any skill that will make them self reliant.  As a result of this, poverty rate has increased drastically forcing some of the youths to involve themselves in any unlawful means available for them to make a living. Business education as a skill course will help in reducing poverty/crimes rate because it instils in her graduates saleable skills that will make them to be self-reliant by either being employed in an establishment or become employers of labour. The paper discussed the major concepts in the topic, objectives of business education, the role of business education in curbing poverty and crimes in Nigeria, some of the problems faced by business education despite the laudable objective and relevance of business education, among others.  It was recommended among others that more functional equipment should be provided in every institution offering business education. This will enhance proper training of the students which is geared towards acquisition of the right skills.


Poverty, Alleviation, Business Education, Crime.

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