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?
Every individual belongs to a country. The process of belonging to a country (through birth or naturalization) classifies each person as a citizen of at least one country.
Note: Naturalization is a legal process through which a citizen of one country gains citizenship into another country.
By definition, a citizen is a person who belongs to a particular country and enjoys all the rights and privileges as defined in the country's constitution; and as such, he or she is obliged to obey the country's laws in fulfillment of his or her duties and responsibilities when called upon.
From the above definition of a citizen, 3 facts can be deduced. These are:
Everyone must be a citizen of at least one country.
A citizen must enjoy all the rights and privileges as defined in the country's constitution.
A citizen must perform his/her duties and responsibilities in service to his/her country whenever and wherever it's needed.
Note: Being a resident is not the same thing as being a citizen.
Let's begin by understanding the words "civic" and "responsibility" before we juxtapose both terms.
The term civic has everything to do with a country, state, city, town, municipal or a society.
This imply that a "civic person" must belong to a society, country or state and must be interested in the growth and development of the society where they find themselves.
Responsibility can be defined as the state of being accountable to a duty, an obligation or even a burden. For instance, it is our responsibility not to litter the streets and major roads with refuse.
If everyone understood the fact that cleanliness of the roads is a responsibility of theirs, we will barely see waste papers, nylons, plastics and even heap of dustbins along its path.
Note: The waste in the above instance can cause accidents; while also serving as a habitat to many vector of diseases.
From our explanations so far, we can simply define civic responsibility as:
A state of being accountable to the duties, responsibilities or even the burdens of our society, country or nation.
Civic responsibility can also be defined as our responsibilities as citizens.
Civic responsibility will therefore comprise all our actions, behaviours and attitude towards our country or state.
Note: We are mandated to be active and dedicated towards our civic responsibilities.
Consider the instances below:
Note: The doctors have also got other civic responsibilities in addition to saving life. Honesty is an important attribute which we must show at all times whenever we carry out our civic responsibilities.
Now, take a moment to think about what your civic responsibilities are by giving an appropriate answer to the 2 questions below:
1. What is your profession or what do you do?
2. How does your job affect the people around you and the society at large?
If you were able to answer the above questions, then you probably have got an idea of what some of your civic responsibilities are.
Note: Students in primary and secondary schools have also got their respective civic responsibilities. Some of these include:
Punctuality and regular attendance to school.
Obligation to always read their notebooks.
Performance of daily chores at home.
Reporting any observable evil to the appropriate agency.
Abstinence from internet fraud, stealing or other related bad "stuffs". These evil acts will disrepute a country.
Note: Civic responsibility will also include our active participation in institutions like the church, mosque, school, offices, business places and so on.
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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: