Civic Education

What is Honesty? Who is a Dishonest Person? Consequences of Dishonesty

len Alfred Ajibola - Tue, 12th May, 2020 @ 13:19: PM

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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What is Honesty?

Let me begin by stating that it is possible for a person to lie to himself or herself. However, honesty focuses more on truth and integrity in every action of ours.

In simple terms, honesty means always telling the truth to others and yourself.

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.

You can read on the Attributes and Benefits of Honesty here

Note: Majority of the citizens living in corrupt societies will end up suffering; especially because of the dishonest actions of most of the leaders and followers alike.

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.
You can read more on the Nigerian National Symbols here

It is important to state that honest people are diligent in their duties. For instance, a honest teacher will always arrive early to school, while also carrying out his or her responsibilities in sincerity and integrity; even when no one is watching. To this end, a honest person neither cheat, steal, nor abscond from their responsibilities and duties. They do what is right regardless of who's watching or who's not.

Note: Being honest will also imply that you tell others the truth when the need arises (even when it's painful or hurtful to do so).

Please read on the Beauty of Suffering here

 

Who is a Dishonest Person?

A dishonest person is one who tells a lie and does not show integrity in his or her action(s). For instance, a man may be honest with his wife and children but displays dishonesty at his workplace (office) by always resuming late.

In summary, a person is considered to be dishonest if they:

  1. Show irresponsibility by failing to carryout their obligations, duties and responsibilities as a citizen.
    Please read more on the Responsibilities, Duties and Obligations of a Citizen here
  2. Cheat in the examination hall.
  3. Steal from the rich to help the poor.
  4. Lie to other people and themselves.
    Please read on Low Self-esteem and how to overcome it here
  5. Indulge in fraudulent practices.
  6. Embezzle public funds.
  7. Indulge in cyber crimes.
  8. Fail to read and study for examinations.
    Test Your Academic Knowledge here.
  9. Say what is right but fail to do it.
  10. Steal in any form, including picking up what does not belong to them and keeping it.
  11. Participate in crime to meet their family's need.
    You can read on Black Market, its Advantages and Disadvantages here

 

Consequences of Dishonesty

  1. Loss of reputation.
    Please read on Reputation and how to build a Good Reputation here
  2. A dishonest will end up disgracing himself/herself.
    Please read on the Effects and Solutions to Cultism here.
  3. A dishonest person may be imprisoned.
  4. Loss of customers.
    Please read on the True Meaning of Honesty here
  5. Dishonesty will lead to other vices such as lying, cheating ad stealing.
  6. A dishonest person becomes unreliable.
  7. Curses may be laid on a dishonest person.
  8. A dishonest person may not find joy and happiness within themselves.
  9. A dishonest person may lose a life transforming opportunity from his potential helper.
  10. The act of dishonesty has resulted to the death of innocent people. For instance, people who manufacture and sell substandard products (including drugs) are guilty of the death those who died from using them.
    You can read on Drug Trafficking, its Consequences and Solutions here
  11. The dishonest actions of some people had led to their untimely death.

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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

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