Civic Education

Cooperation in civic education

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

Topics in Civic Education

Consequences of dishonesty Importance of values Examination malpractice in Nigeria, causes and solutions Orderliness in civic education Importance of orderliness Examples of orderliness Cooperation in civic education What is honesty? Who is a dishonest person? 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 Characteristics of Democracy Cooperation - Factors that promote Cooperation Cooperation: Types of Cooperation Attributes and Benefits of Honesty Meaning and Types of Values in Civic Education Community service explained with its benefits


Academic Questions in Civic Education

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value that belongs naturally to someone is said to be _____.

  • A. Self

  • B. Neutral

  • C. Humane

  • D. Positive

  • E. Negative

  • F. Intrinsic

A traffic offender mandated to clean the roads is said to have carried out community service.

  • A. True

  • B. False

The following are solutions to cultism except _____.

  • A. The evils and dangers of cultism should be taught from primary schools

  • B. Government should legalize the use of guns so that students can protect themselves from cultist

  • C. Laws that discourage cultism should be passed into the constitution

  • D. Government should work to increase the standard of living in the society

  • E. Government should provide amnesty to encourage cult members renounce their membership

  • F. Religious groups should evangelize and pray for known cult members

With regards to cultism in Nigeria, the pyrates and magnificent seven was formed in which university.

  • A. University of Lagos

  • B. University of Ibadan

  • C. University of Ife

  • D. University of Calabar

  • E. University of Portharcourt

  • F. Ahmadu Bello University

The following factors may contribute to illiteracy in a society except _____.

  • A. Presence of academic structures

  • B. Culture

  • C. Poverty

  • D. Dyslexia and Dysorthogràphia

  • E. Corruption

  • F. Lack of awareness

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The above image shows a gallant Nigerian, Doctor Stella Ameyo Adedavoh who sacrificed her life in the act of service, during a disease outbreak in the country. What disease outbreak was this?

  • A. Bird Flu

  • B. COVID-19

  • C. Monkey Pox

  • D. Ebola

  • E. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

  • F. Chicken Pox

Which of the following is not an obligation of a citizen?

  • A. Payment of tax

  • B. Exercising the right to vote

  • C. Service as a jury when called upon

  • D. Fighting crimes without any need of reporting it

  • E. Ready to defend the country

  • F. Engagement in community and volunteer services

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



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

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani education activist, and she is the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize award at age 17 in 2014, for her work as a child rights activist and champion of girls’ right to 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

All human beings are entitled to a fundamental, inalienable, non-discriminatory, indivisible and universal rights which is termed human rights.

These fundamental rights of humans will allow each and every one of us to live in freedom, equality, fairness, respect, peace and justice.

There is neither discrimination nor distinction in human rights. It doesn't matter if you are are white or black, a Nigerian or a Chinese, male or female, physically challenged or physically complete, rich or poor, yoruba, igbo or hausa, christian, muslim, hindu or an atheist.

The point is: 'we all share the same human rights'.

Below are some of our rights as humans:

  • Right to life

  • Right to freedom, liberty and equality

  • Right to religion and belief

  • Right to food and shelter

  • Right to education

  • Right to a fair trial and to follow the due process of the law

  • Right to be free from torture

  • Right to innocence until proven guilty

  • Right to belong to a country. (Right to nationality)

  • Right to freedom of thought and speech

  • Right to live a life free from discrimination

  • Right to movement

  • Right to democracy

  • Please read on the fundamental human rights here

A citizen has the following rights:

  1. You have the entire right and privileges as defined in your country’s law.

  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.

  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 which your country has travel agreement with.

  7. You can have dual citizenship.

A legal resident in a country has the following attributes within that country:

  • They must provide their bio-metric information.

  • They can enter their country of residence on many occasions. However, when they break any of the residents’ status, they may be denied further entry into the country of residence.

  • They are able to freely live, study, work and travel within their country of residence.

  • They will still utilize their international passport (from their country of citizenship) 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 residential status when convicted for serious crimes.

Please read more on the rights of citizens and attributes of residents here.

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