Civic Education

Importance of orderliness

len Alfred Ajibola - 17th December, 2022 @ 07:53 PM

Topics in Civic Education

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? 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 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 and Volunteer Service - Benefits of Community Service Consequences of Cultism and Solutions to Cultism Origin of Cultism in Nigeria


Academic Questions in Civic Education

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Dr. Stella Ameyo Adedavoh - Len Academy

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

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


Importance of Orderliness in the Society:

Orderliness is defined as an organized, thoughtful, serene, neat and systematic manner of achieving goals through the following of laid down procedures, principles, standards and rules. It serves as a cornerstone for the development of our society.

Please read the concept of orderliness in civic education here.

 

The importance of orderliness may also be termed as roles, functions or advantages of orderliness. Generally, orderliness builds the society in the following ways:

 

  1. It promotes peace in the society.

  2. Orderliness is the backbone of good leadership and followership.
    You can read on the leadership qualities of Joseph here.

  3. It saves time and ensures a first come, first served approach.

  4. It helps to reduce frustration resulting from stress and chaos.

  5. Orderliness promotes learning. An ordered classroom with a qualified teacher and the appropriate number of students is required for proper learning.
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  6. Orderliness promotes unity and friendliness among the people of a society. It also unite countries of the world.

  7. Orderliness promotes transparency in societies where it are practiced.

  8. Orderliness is the right attitude towards any endeavor. It therefore bring about a sense of fulfillment in a person through his or her action.
    Please read how to build a good reputation here.

  9. The fundamental human rights of citizens are observed in an ordered society.
    Please read more on fundamental human rights here.

  10. An ordered life will eventually result into achieved goals for those who practice it.

  11. Orderliness promotes cooperation and division of labour.
    Please read on division of labour here.

  12. Through orderliness, social values are appreciated. In short, orderliness is a societal value in itself.
    Please read on values in civic education here.

  13. It brings about the realization of a serene society, thus improving national image.
    You can read on the Nigerian national symbols here.

  14. Orderliness results into a balanced distribution of resources and social welfare in the society.
    You can read on the concept of democracy here.

  15. It brings about national growth through tourism and hosting of global activities like the world cup, olympics, presidential summmits, international conferences and so on.

 

The above functions (or importance) of orderliness are ensured by the constituted authorities. In fact, without the diligent services of constituted authorities, the maintenance of orderliness, law and order will become almost impossible. Therefore, the constitution alongside its constituted authorities are vital constituents of orderliness.

Please read on the constitution here.

 

One of the fundamental goals of constituted authorities is to ensure the existence of orderliness in their respective jurisdictions. They also oversee those whom they lead in this regard, and may discipline them in accordance with the constitution whenever they break the rule of law ensuring orderliness. Such constituted authorities include the following:

 

  • Father and mother at the family level.
    Please read on factors causing failed marriages here.

  • Vice chancellors, dean, head of department, rectors, principals, headmasters, head of school, lecturers, principals and teachers at various educational levels.

  • Pastors, Imams and prophets and the religious level.

  • Oba, Obi, Emir, Alaafin, Oluwo, Eze, Sultan at the cultural and traditional levels (in Nigeria).
    You can read on pressure groups in Nigeria here.

  • The uniform men and other security agencies. This will include the policemen, army, navy and air force. Paramilitary personnels such as immigration officers, civil defense corps and custom officers are also included here.

  • The traffic management officials. These may have different names with regards to the country and state where they are present. For example, we have the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Nigeria and Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) in Lagos state, Nigeria.
    You can check out various Nigerian acronyms and their meanings here.

  • Local government chairman and counselors at the local government areas.

  • Governors, law makers and commissioners at the state level.

  • The judiciary. This include the judges and court of competent jurisdiction.

  • President, vice president, senators, members of the house of representatives and ministers at the federal level.
    Please read on the arms of government here.

 

The above constituted authorities are crucial towards having an ordered society. Importantly, the constitution guides the country towards the path of orderliness. In this regard, no one is above the law (constitution), even the president or prime minister.

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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

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

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