Topics in Civic EducationWhat is Honesty? Who is a Dishonest Person? Consequences of Dishonesty Cultism: Characteristics of Cultism Cultism: Reasons why people join Cults Illiteracy - Causes of Illiteracy Responsibilities, Duties and Obligations of a Citizen What is Civic Responsibility and Who is a Citizen? Reputation: How to build a good reputation Cooperation - Factors that promote Cooperation Cooperation and Types of Cooperation Attributes and Benefits of Honesty Meaning and Types of Values in Civic Education Community Service and Volunteer Service - Benefits of Community Service Consequences of Cultism and Solutions to Cultism Origin of Cultism in Nigeria Consequences and Solutions to Illiteracy Honesty - True Meaning of Honesty explained with its Attributes Scheme of work for Civic Education, SS1, 3rd Term Scheme of work for Civic Education, SS1, 2nd Term Scheme of work for Civic Education, SS1, 1st Term Fundamental Human Rights and Characteristics of Human Rights
Academic Questions in Civic Education
Concerning cultism in Nigeria, the motto of the pyrates and magnificent seven was _____.
A. Against all odds
B. Against all limitations
C. Against all barriers
D. Against all enemies
E. Against all conventions
F. Against all evils
Regarding honesty, the following statements are correct except _____.
A. The act of honesty goes beyond not telling a lie
B. Loyalty is a requirement for honesty
C. A honest person is truthful to himself and others
D. A person may say a truth and yet be dishonest
E. A person becomes dependable when he or she is honest
F. None of the above
Which of the following statement is false concerning illiteracy?
A. Medical issues like dyslexia and dysorthographia does not contribute to illiteracy in developing nations
B. A person who can read and write in Chinese Language but not in English Language is not considered as an illiterate
C. According to statistics, about 30% of the world population are illiterate
D. A lack of awareness can result to illiteracy
E. Cultures that prohibit the education of a girl child will promote illiteracy
F. Illiteracy generally has a negative effect on the societies or communities where they exist
The following are consequences of illiteracy except _____.
A. Increased crime within the society
B. Increased rate of child marriage
D. Illiterate people may lack knowledge of their fundamental human rights; and thus may not exercise it
E. Illiteracy promotes illiteracy
F. Illiteracy promotes cooperation although the people lack education
Which of the following is not a fundamental human rights?
A. Right to Nationality
B. Right to proper Standard of Living
C. Right to Behave however we want
D. Right to be Happy
E. Right to Pay Tax
F. Right to become a Celibate
Which of the following isn't a characteristics statement of the human rights?
A. They are fundamental
B. They are inalienable
C. They are non-discriminatory
D. They are indivisible
E. They are universal
F. They are unconnected or separate
A young boy places his values on education; and does everything possible to achieve his educational dreams. This type of value is referred to as _____ value.
Which of the followings is NOT a correct definition for values in Civic Education?
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A person may not tell a lie and yet he is not being honest. Another person may speak a truth and yet she is being dishonest. The fact is; honesty goes beyond not telling a lie. It goes beyond speaking a truth.
Before I do justice to this topic, I think it’s a great idea to narrate a quick story that will open up the real meaning of honesty.
There is this young man named Trut. By profession, Trut sells phone. He imports all his phones from Malta. All his phones are of the hgh quality and as a result, he got himself a lot of customers. His customers were completely satisfied with his products such that the saying: 'if the phone is from Malta, then it is of high quality' became a popular anthem in Nigeria where he sells his phone.
Twik, one of his sales boys decided to increase the price of the phones by 1% whenever Trut wasn't in shop.
Twik used this 1% price increase to help the poor and needy around the shop because his master (Trut) had no sympathy for them.
Twik saved the lives of 10 poor children with this very act.
Another trader by name Orto saw how Trut made a lot of money from selling phones manufactured in Malta; so he decided to go into a similar business. He registered with a phone manufacturing company in Malta. He specifically told this company to produce phones of average quality for the masses in Nigeria.
When Orto’s phones arrived from overseas, he sold them at a lower price. This made him gain a lot of customers.
One day, a buyer named Jay came to Orto’s shop to purchase a phone. He asked Orto:
Are your phones of high quality or low quality?
Orto was confused because his phones were neither of high nor low quality; for he sold phones of average quality.
To answer this question, He neither gave a yes nor no for an answer. Instead he said:
My phones are manufactured in Malta.
On hearing this, Jay said:
If the phone is from Malta, then it's of high quality. (Recall that this was a popular saying coined by Trut's customers because he sells quality phones imported from Malta).
However, Orto on his part gave no response to Jay's statement.
Jay bought the phone and went away.
From the above story, we could not find where the sales boy (Twik) told his master (Trut) a lie. We also saw how Twik saved the lives of 10 poor children; but regardless, the fact remains that Twik is not an honest person.
On the other hand, Orto neither lied nor spoke the truth to the buyer (Jay); but the fact still remains that he was not also an honest person. This is so because he broke another attribute of honesty.
We shall see these attributes of honesty which they (Trut and Orto) both broke further down this article.
However, Trut will no longer trust Twik when he finds out that Twik increased the price of phones by 1% whenever he wasn't in shop.
Similarly, Jay will no longer trust Orto when he discovers that his phones are of average quality.
You may have heard the saying - 'Truth is Bitter'.
Honesty is the act of being truthful; first to yourself and then to others, regardless the end result.
When a person is honest, he or she speak the truth, live the truth and love the truth.
Note: Being a truthful (honest) person may not get you a lot of friends but it will definitely get you the right ones. There is nothing like partial or half honesty.
In honesty, you don’t necessary have to tell a truth like Orto did. You must tell the truth.
In some cases, an act of honesty may lead to pain, sorrow and even death, but no matter how it ends, the ultimate goal of honesty is always a good one.
When a person is honest, they become upright in their actions and principle.
Below are some attributes of Honesty:
1. Truthfulness: The truth must be said at all times. There is nothing as half-truth.
2. Loyalty: To be honest, we need to abide to the rules and regulations even when no one's watching.
From our story, Twik was not loyal to Trut when he increased the price of phones by 1%.
3. Reliability: You become dependable when you are honest. In reference to our story, Orto would lose this attribute of reliability because he didn't give a sincere reply to Jay's question.
Please read on Values in Civic Education here.
You earn the trust of people.
It makes you honorable.
It earns you favour.
It eliminates corruptions and brings about transparency.
It will exalt the nation.
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Amazing facts in Civic Education
Canadians are so popular for being incredibly polite. For this reason, the province of Ontario in 2009 passed the 'Apology Act'. The apology act states that:
Saying 'sorry', which can be an expression of sympathy or regret can't legally be considered an admission of guilt or fault
NOTABLE POINTS IN Civic Education
Cooperation can be defined as the process of coming together, working together and helping one another to achieve a common goal
According to A.W Green
Cooperation is the continuous and common endeavor of two or more persons to perform a task or to reach a goal that is commonly cherished
According to F.E Merrill
Cooperation is a form of social interaction wherein two or more persons work together to gain a common end.
There is this saying from the chairman of Microsoft and it goes thus:
Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning - Bill Gates
Types of Cooperation:
- Direct Cooperation
- Indirect Cooperation
- Social Cooperation
- Religious Cooperation
- Financial Cooperation
- Community Cooperation
- Occupational Cooperation
All human beings are entitled to their rights (Human Rights); but the truth is, we still have got some limitations to some of these rights of ours. Below are 4 limitations: