Civic Education

Cooperation in civic education

len Alfred Ajibola - 18th May, 2021 @ 09:17 AM

Topics in Civic Education

Cooperation 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: 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


Academic Questions in Civic Education

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A legal process through which a citizen of one country gains citizenship into another country is termed _____.

  • A. International pass

  • B. Residential pass

  • C. Nationalization

  • D. Naturalization

  • E. Green card

  • F. Internationalization

A total estimation of a person's character and quality especially by those who know such person is termed _____.

  • A. Identity

  • B. Individual assessment

  • C. Behavior

  • D. Reputation

  • E. Principle

  • F. Cross examination

The following factors will promote cooperation except _____.

  • A. Achievement of a personal goal

  • B. Achievement of a common goal

  • C. Understanding the common goal

  • D. Understanding one another

  • E. Equality

  • F. None of the above options

Which of the following is not a benefit of honesty?

  • A. Respect and admiration is earned from other people

  • B. It makes one eligible for a greater responsibility

  • C. Honestly on oneself can eliminate negative peer pressure

  • D. It fosters a form of emotional, social and spiritual connection

  • E. Honestly leads to social segregation

  • F. Practicing honesty can favor goodwill

The attribute of honesty whereby a person is truthful, open and upright in whatever he or she does is termed _____.

  • A. Transparency

  • B. Contentment

  • C. Loyalty

  • D. Goodness

  • E. Reliability

  • F. Sincerity

Which of the following statement is incorrect regarding community service?

  • A. It is synonymous to volunteer service

  • B. It is defined as a service performed by an individual or group of people for the benefit of the community or its institutions without any form of payment

  • C. It can be done in any part of the world

  • D. Schools, churches and NGOs can carry out community service

  • E. Participating in community service can improve one's curriculum vitae

  • F. It may eradicate certain vectors wherever it is done

The following are consequences of cultism except _____.

  • A. Untimely death of members

  • B. They become feared by everyone

  • C. Expulsion of students involved in cultism from secondary and tertiary educational institutions

  • D. A cultist may go mad due to their brutal initiation processes

  • E. Cultists may end up as assassins, hired killers and robbers

  • F. They may end up bringing disgrace to themselves, their loved ones and families

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

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What is Cooperation?

Cooperation is one of the important values needed to successfully accomplish a group work. Recall that 'no man is an island' since we cannot exist or live in isolation.

Cooperation happens to be a social behavior that exists at the very beginning of life. This is true because a newly born child will always need the assistance, love and cooperation of his or her parent(s) or even a stranger.

As a student, it is expected that you cooperate with other students and your teachers for optimum learning.


Cooperation can be defined as the process of coming together, working together and helping one another to achieve a common goal.

Please read on the factors that promote cooperation here

  • 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:


With regards to cooperation, there is an adage that states thus:

  • A broomstick is unable to perform the job of sweeping unless it's united with other broom sticks; and together the process of sweeping can be effectively carried out.

Understand that 'division of labor' which is seen in various industries is actually a form of cooperation.

Please read more on division of labour here.


Societies will find it very difficult to develop if there is little or no cooperation among its people. The lack of cooperation within a nation may result to economic crisis and this is indeed not good for its respective citizens.

Please read on the responsibilities, duties and obligations of a citizen here.

We see cooperation all around us; for instance:

  1. Footballers cooperate to win matches.
  2. Leaders of different countries come together to fight crimes and diseases.
  3. Parents and teachers come together in order to enhance the moral and academic growth of their children or wards.
  4. People of the same tribe come together to defend their land.
  5. Landlords come together to eradicate cultism and crime within their community.
    Please read on the consequences and solutions to Cultism here.

From the above instances, it can be observed that cooperation is always channeled towards a common goal.

In order to successfully achieve cooperation, the rights and duties of the people must be clearly defined.

Please read on fundamental human rights here.


Cooperation can be classified into various types based on our environment. These include:

  • Social cooperation

  • Religious cooperation

  • Financial cooperation

  • Community cooperation

  • Occupational cooperation

Please read the explanations on various types of cooperation here.

From a general point of view, cooperation can simple categorized into 2. These are:

  1. Direct cooperation

  2. Indirect cooperation


In order to achieve a common goal via cooperation, a minimum of 7 cooperation principles (principles of cooperation) should be adhered to. These are:

  1. Membership should be open and voluntary (not forced upon an individual).

  2. The cooperative group should be democratic in nature.
    Please read the concept of democracy here.

  3. Members should be willing to donate to their project(s) in cash and works.

  4. The cooperative group should be autonomous, independent and uninfluenced by another hierarchy.

  5. Seminars, educational trainings and necessary information concerning the cooperating group project(s) must be properly given to every member comprising the group.

  6. The members of the cooperative group must understand one another, thus must exist in unity and cooperation.

  7. Ideally, the cooperative group must have a sincere concern for the community where they are present.
    Please read more on community and volunteer services here.

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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 concerning cooperation; 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 the details on the types of cooperation here

All human beings are entitled to their rights (human rights); but the truth is, we still have got 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