Topics in Civic EducationCultism: 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 Rights of Citizens and Attributes of Residents - Differences between Residence and Citizenship
Academic Questions in Civic Education
Which of the followings is NOT a correct definition for values in Civic Education?
The act of always telling the truth to others and oneself is best referred to as _____.
Which of the following is NOT a consequence of dishonesty?
The cooperation seen among the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) is best classified as _____.
Which of the following statement is incorrect concerning cooperation?
Which of the following is not a pressure group?
Cultism can be defined as an enclosed and united group of people bonded by the same belief and course.
An individual involved in cultism is referred to as a cultist; and such is said to belong to a cult. Since their meetings and other related activities are done in the hidden (and away from non-members), their members are thus considered to be in a secrete cult.
It all began in 1952 when Wole Soyinka (Professor and Nobel price winner) and some of his friends (about six in numbers) decided to distinguish themselves from every other student in the prestigious University of Ibadan.
They called themselves the pyrates and magnificent seven.
They had the motto "Against all conventions"; with the logo of a skull and two limbs bone crossed in the form of X.
At that time, many of the students in the university were children of the elite. They showed this in their stylish and extravagant lifestyles. As usual, the poor students were always behind in terms of their dressing, fashion. and charisma.
In the course of distinguishing themselves, the pyrates (magnificent seven) also intended to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor. In addition, they had the aim of promoting social justice within the university system.
The pyrates showed high standards and discipline in their actions; and for this reason, they became popular and respected.
Many students took interest in becoming a member of the pyrates but were denied acceptance due to their unbendable rules and standard; although a few male students with potentials were granted membership regardless their tribe.
For a long time, the pyrates were successful in regards to their vision and accomplishment until 1972 when a disagreement arose between the top members of the group. Eventually, one of the top members named Dr. B. Carew was expelled because he was considered to have gone against the standard of the pyrates.
Due to the expulsion of Dr. B. Carew, the pyrates changed its name to “National Association of Sea Dogs” by registering it with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Dr. B. Carew went ahead to establish the Buccaneers which he registered with the name “National Association of Sea Dogs”. (The very same name pyrates had taken).
The National Association of Sea Dogs (that of the pyrates) maintained their academic and intellectual standard, thus were not able to recruit much students; although they still carried out expulsions on members who broke their rules and standards.
These acts of theirs (expulsion of members) led to the formation of other groups.
The Eiye had an aim of preserving the culture of the Yoruba Land. They were considered to be a cultural association at that time.
They had the motto “No Feather, No Bird”. The term “Eiye” in Yoruba means “bird”.
Note: The military regime at that time encouraged violent activities from these fraternities.
After General Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) took over the government via a coup, tensions within the country were raised. As a result, these fraternities were used as agents to check on the Student Union Government (SUG) and Staff of the various universities who were in opposition to the military rule during his regime.
During this time, Wole Soyinke made an open declaration that the National Association of Sea Dogs should no longer operate within the campus of any Nigerian University.
Meanwhile, the various confraternities present at that time used the weapons that were granted them (during the military regime) to fight deadly battles among themselves with the ultimate aim of gaining “supremacy” amongst others.
After General IBB left office as Nigeria's president, democratic rule returned to the Nation. During this time, amnesty was granted to each cult member, with the aim of putting an end to cultism in Nigerian Universities.
Note: This seemed to have worked beacuse cultist activities appeared to be drastically reduced in various universities at that point in time. The few cultist around campus eventually moved their meetings outside the university.
Unfortunately, the exiled cultists returned to the university campus once again because the government and university authorities could not provide sufficient facilities to combat cultism in their universities.
Now those who had initially renounced their cult membership during the time of amnesty became more vulnerable. According to them, their only option of protection was to return to their respective cult groups; and many were accepted back.
Numerous cult groups became established within and outside various university campuses as a result.
Some of cult groups formed include:
Some female students came together with the intentions to create a feminine cult group.
Some of the female cult groups formed include:
At present, measures are being put in place by the Nigerian Government and various tertiary institutions to combat cultism.
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Amazing facts in Civic Education
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:
1. Direct Cooperation
2. indirect Cooperation
3. Social Cooperation
4. Religious Cooperation
5. Financial Cooperation
6. Community Cooperation
7. 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 Human Rights. Below are 4 limitations: