Language, Science,Technology, Mathematics (STM) and Poverty Alleviation in Africa: A Case for Nigeria
Umo, Uju Clara
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This paper seeks to highlight the power of language in poverty eradication. In doing so, the paper examines the concept and causes of poverty and draws attention specifically to the relationship between language power and poverty alleviation as well as the importance of language education in acquisition of scientific and technological skills. Finally, relevant recommendations are made and the roles of Government bodies and NGOs in improving literacy levels of the people were fore grounded as strong factors for effective poverty alleviation in society.