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?
Honesty is one of the core values required of a citizen. Without honesty, a nation will be considered as corrupt; and corruption is a path to doom on such Nation’s economy.
Majority of the citizens living in a corrupt society will end up suffering; especially because of the dishonest actions of their leaders.
To further show the importance of honesty (in a Nation like Nigeria), emphasis had been laid on it in the Nigerian National Pledge which must be recited daily by every Nigerian student at the primary and secondary level.
The Nigerian National Pledge is expressed thus:
I pledge to Nigeria my Country
To be Faithful Loyal and Honest
To serve Nigeria with all my Strength
To defend Her Unity
And uphold Her Honor and Glory
So help me GOD.
One who is honest neither cheat nor steal in any form. He does what is right regardless of who's watching or who's not.
Note: Being honest will also imply that you respect others and yourself.
Just before we look into the attributes of honesty, we need to understand what an attribute is.
In regards to the above instance, there are also many good virtues that can result from the honesty we practice; and we shall consider some of these below.
Below are some explanations on the attributes of honesty:
When a person is honest with his dealings, he will earn the loyalty of people.
Take for instance; honesty is a key factor required by a business man or woman in order to gain loyal customers. This is true because the customers would have gained a high level of confidence in patronizing them since they trust in their product or services.
Similarly, a loyal person will always be faithful to one who is honest.
Note: Honesty and Loyalty go hand in hand.
Your status of being a dependable person is based on your level of honesty.
If you are trusted and dependable by a large number of people, then there is a very high chance that you have been honest with your dealings.
On the contrary, if one isn't trusted by the people around him or her; it may imply that he or she is quite a dishonest person.
There is this saying that goes thus:
Everyone deserves a benefit of doubt.
Note: Whenever we are given the benefit of doubt, we need to be very honest with such benefit because it could be an excellent opportunity for something great in the future.
Trustfulness will always go alongside with honesty.
The security department of some countries would have been formidable if the police, army and navy were honest in the discharge of their respective duties.
Personally, I have seen some policemen collect bribes openly; and for this reason, the citizens may incorrectly classify all of them as dishonest.
Based on the above fact, not all persons in police uniforms are not trusted in Nigeria as a result of perceived dishonesty among some of them.
A person will be considered to be trustworthy when he or she had shown the quality of being good, sincere, honest and reliable.
People who have shown some level of honesty will eventually become trustworthy.
Trustworthiness can earn you recommendations and promotions in an organization.
Also, it can provide you with a much larger responsibility which could mean more pay and more authority.
Integrity simply means the quality of being honest and having strong moral principle.
Your integrity and reputation increases over a period of time when honesty has been consistently displayed.
If majority of the citizens of a country are shady and dishonest, especially to other countries of the world, the integrity of the people and even the country may be put at stake. The country can become labeled as corrupt even though there may still be present some very honest citizens living within and outside of it.
In summary, the citizens can bring integrity to their nation through the practice of honesty and hard work.
Note: Integrity is earned and honesty is one of its key.
One who is satisfied with whatever he or she has is said to be content.
Although it is good to be ambitious, this should be done with honesty.
The popular slang “yahoo boy” which is often used in Nigeria refers to people who are not content with what they have, thus are becoming overly ambitious, dishonest and shady in their cyber activities.
No matter how bad the situation may be, we must be honest towards achieving any dream we have got.
Note: Honesty is crucial in the global reputation of a country.
Honest people are always transparent in all their dealings.
Being transparent means: "One is open and upright in whatever they do".
A person is considered to be dishonest if they:
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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: