Civic Education

Consequences and Solutions to Illiteracy

len Alfred Ajibola - Thu, 25th April, 2019 @ 19:39

Topics in Civic Education

What 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

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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.

  • A. educational
  • B. academic
  • C. positive
  • D. intrinsic
  • E. innate
  • F. school

Which of the followings is NOT a correct definition for values in Civic Education?

  • A. Value is a more personal measure of worth
  • B. Value is the esteemed quality which a person attaches to certain ideas, beliefs or principle
  • C. Value is a laid down rule and standard that influences our relationship with people
  • D. Value is the standard principle that is supported by individuals and the society they live in
  • E. None of the above
  • F. All of the above

The act of always telling the truth to others and oneself is best referred to as _____.

  • A. loyalty
  • B. discipline
  • C. faithfulness
  • D. honesty
  • E. godliness
  • F. goodness

Which of the following is NOT a consequence of dishonesty?

  • A. Loss of reputation
  • B. Imprisonment
  • C. Loss of sympathy
  • D. Loss of customers
  • E. Being disgraced
  • D. Being cursed

The cooperation seen among the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) is best classified as _____.

  • A. social cooperation
  • B. community cooperation
  • C. financial cooperation
  • D. religious cooperation
  • E. trade cooperation
  • F. idiopathic cooperation

Which of the following statement is incorrect concerning cooperation?

  • A. Division of Labor is a form of Cooperation
  • B. Cooperation is a process of coming together
  • C. Cooperation is aimed at achieving a common goal
  • D. Cooperation is a form of social interaction
  • E. Indirect Cooperation is a type of Cooperation
  •  F. None the above options

Which of the following is not a pressure group?

  • A. Armed Forces Ruling Group (AFRP)
  • B. Boys Brigade
  • C. Academic Staff union of Universities (ASUU)
  • D.Girls Guide Movement
  • E. Red Cross Society

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Consequences of Illiteracy:

  1. An increased rate of unemployment in a society.

  2. Increased crime rate within a society.
    Please read on Black Market here.

  3. Misappropriation of Government’s fund because more prisons will be built instead of schools.

  4. An increase in the rate of child marriage.
    Please read on Gender Equality and ways to achieve it here.

  5. Increase in substance and drug abuse.
    Please read on Drug Abuse in Adolescents here.

  6. Creates an undeveloped society and nation.

  7. Illiteracy promotes illiteracy (that’s why some people consider it to be a disease).
    Please read on the Illiteracy and Causes of Illiteracy here.

  8. Illiteracy brings about medical diseases and poor health. For instance, illliterates may not understand what HIV is; not to talk about how it can be prevented.

  9. Illiterate people may not exercise their right to vote.
    Please read more on the Fundamental Human Rights here.

  10. They may end up earning low income which will not be equivalent to the complexity of their job.
    Please read on the Disadvantages of Money here.

  11. Frustration as a result of low self esteem.
    Please read on Self Esteem and ways to improve on Low Self Esteem here.


Solutions to illiteracy

  1. Educational awareness should be created in every community.
    Please read on Pressure Group and their Characteristics here.

  2. Government should increase budgetary allocations to education.
    Please read on the Functions of Government here.

  3. More libraries should be created while the people should be encouraged to have access to free books.

  4. Scholarship programs, education subsidy and grants should be created to encourage education.
    You can Attempt LEN ACADEMY Questions (with Answers) on various Subjects here.

  5. Government should create easy and cheaper access to internet facilities.
    Please read on Router (an internetworking device) here.

  6. Government should create more jobs for the educated in order to encourage education.

  7. Government and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) should create special schools for the physically challenged in the society.

  8. Government, Private Indusries and Individuals should support academic platforms; for instance LEN ACADEMY.
    Please read on LEN ACADEMY Basic Science Questions for JSS1, 2nd Term.

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Amazing facts 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

Read more on cooperation here


1. Direct Cooperation

2. indirect Cooperation

3. Social Cooperation

4. Religious Cooperation

5. Financial Cooperation

6. Community Cooperation

7. Occupational Cooperation

Please read on the details of the types of cooperation here

All human beings are entitled to their rights (Human Rights); but the truth is, we still have got some limitations to some of these Human Rights. Below are 4 limitations:

  1. Soldiers have the right to life but when duty calls, they must be willing to die for their nation if need be.
  2. Although human beings have the right to movement, an insane person may be deprived of this right.
  3. Right to owning a property can be taken away; for instance, if a person is convicted of owning a property through corruption, stealing or another illegal means, such person will be punished in accordance with the law. Their right to those properties will be taken away.
  4. One who uses the right to freedom of speech in bringing about chaos in a democratized society will be penalized by the court of law.

Please on the fundamental human rights here