Morrison Elenwo (PhD)


This paper examined and discussed the ignorance of many art history scholars about the proper and adequate key components of the course contents for the analysis of ancient and contemporary Nigerian art history in Nigerian art schools. The aim of the study is to establish comprehensive key components of the course with the view of providing a modified course contents as the sequence of studying the course. The findings are largely based on other researchers view about similar subject matter, and their relevance to this study including research questions which test the objective of the study. It was ascertained that ancient and contemporary Nigerian art history has significant academic prospects for Nigerian academic artists, albeit art history students are sacred of the course – a reason for which students’ enrollment into art history specialization is poor. So also does the application of obsolete course contents and lack of research to improve the course contents have being affecting the inculcation of the history into the learners. Therefore concluded that Nigerian educational system needs to make deliberate effort at providing an improved and harmonized  course contents of  ancient and contemporary Nigerian art history such as this paper, to enable the teachers inculcate the history properly and adequately in the learners than ever, so that they can cope with the challenges of discussing the history and or writing any harmonized examination on the course in Nigeria for sustainable development. 


Exploration, Innovative Approach, Analysis, Art History, Nigerian Art Schools.

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