Students' Perceptions of Ceramic Education in Public Universities in Rivers State, Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities

Charlotte Tam-George *

Department of Fine and Applied Arts Ceramics Unit, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The article highlights the difficulties and possible advantages of the area while talking about how students at Nigerian institutions view ceramic education. It highlights a poor opinion among students, expressing worries about employment opportunities and the challenge of the subject. The paper highlights the value of ceramics education in fostering the development of aesthetics, technical proficiency, and conceptual approaches, notwithstanding obstacles. It promotes ceramics as a worthwhile field of study and calls for more awareness. The paper delineates the university curriculum structure and examines the historical progression of ceramics education in Nigeria. Parental hostility towards art programmes and limited facilities are among the issues facing ceramics education that are discussed. The paper also examines Nigeria's ceramic industry's potential, taking into account the country's plenty of raw materials and growing market. In its conclusion, suggestions are made for enhancing the quality of ceramics education, including government programmes to spark student enthusiasm and financial aid for graduates to launch their enterprises.

Keywords: Ceramics education, employment, development, university curriculum


How to Cite

Tam-George, Charlotte. 2024. “Students’ Perceptions of Ceramic Education in Public Universities in Rivers State, Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities”. Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences 22 (7):53-58. https://doi.org/10.9734/arjass/2024/v22i7550.

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