Civic Education

Rights of Citizens and Attributes of Residents - Differences between Residence and Citizenship

len Alfred Ajibola - 07th February, 2019 @ 07:05

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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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

  • C. Frustration

  • 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.

  • 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

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Residence and Citizenship:

Not everyone is a resident. On the other hand, each person must be a citizen of at least one country.

Being a resident of a country is not the same thing as being a citizen in that country, although both are legally allowed to live and work in the country.

In the US, think of being a resident as having a green card.

You have the legal right and access to live in the country for a duration of time. Your duration of stay will differ based on the country you find yourself.

Being a resident is one of the processes on your path to becoming a citizen in a country. A person will not be able to make international travels with his residence permit or card but can only do that with his passport (that is, the passport from his country of citizenship).

Please read on the Nigerian National Symbols here.


Attributes of a Resident

As a legal resident of a country, a person has the following attributes:

  • Must provide bio-metric information.

  • Can enter his or her country of residence on many occasions; but when they break any of the residents’ status, they may be denied further entry into the country of residence.
    Please read on the Attributes and Benefits of Honestly here.

  • Able to freely live, study, work and travel within their country of residence.

  • They will still utilize their international passport (from the country which they are a citizen) for travels (but not their resident card or permit).

  • They can become a resident after fulfilling their stay requirement.
    As an instance, one may become a resident when they had lived for 10 years in a country without any issues.

  • They can only naturalize (become a citizen) after faithfully living as a resident throughout the required number of years.

  • They can lose their residence status when convicted for serious crimes.
    Please read more on Drug Trafficking and it's Consequences here.

Note: A person may not be a resident in any country but each person is a citizen of at least one country.

Being a citizen is a status and fundamental human right because each individual must belong to a nation or country.

Please read on Your Fundamental Human Rights here.

You are a citizen of a country by one of the followings:

  1. Birth
  2. Naturalization
  3. Marriage
    Please read on the Forms of Marriage here.

 

Everyone is a citizen of at least one country. As a citizen, you have the right to request for your passport from your country and it will be issued to you. You also have the right to vote and be voted for.

In contrast to being a resident, a citizen does not need to fulfill any minimum stay requirements. (You may not even set your foot into a country and yet remain a citizen of that country).

If you wish to become a citizen of another country, you will be able to achieve it in 2 ways:

  1. Becoming a resident at first: For some countries, you may be given a resident permit for 5 years, 10 or 15 – 20 years.
    If you obeyed the laws of the land during this period of your residence, you will become eligible to apply for citizenship in the country.
    You can read on Reputation and how to build a good Reputation here.

  2. Investing your money in your country of choice: Not many countries offer this sort of citizenship, but for those that do, all you need do is to become an investor in the country.

 

Rights of a Citizen

A citizen has the following rights:

  1. You have the entire right and privileges as defined in your country’s law.
    Please read on Constitution here.

  2. No one can take away your citizenship.

  3. You can hold a passport from your country of citizenship.

  4. You can pass your citizenship to your children.
    You can read on the Factors that Lead to failed Marriage here.

  5. You don’t have to fulfill any minimum stay to become a citizen.

  6. Provided you have the passport of your country of citizenship, you are free to travel to any country with whom your country has travel agreement.

  7. You can have dual citizenship.

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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

Read more on cooperation here

Types of Cooperation:

  • Direct Cooperation
  • Indirect Cooperation
  • Social Cooperation
  • Religious Cooperation
  • Financial Cooperation
  • Community Cooperation
  • 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 rights of ours. 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