Topics in Civic EducationConsequences 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
A value that belongs naturally to someone is said to be _____.
A traffic offender mandated to clean the roads is said to have carried out community service.
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
D. Dyslexia and Dysorthogràphia
F. Lack of awareness
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
C. Monkey Pox
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
E. Green card
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.
The importance of orderliness may also be termed as roles, functions or advantages of orderliness. Generally, orderliness builds the society in the following ways:
It promotes peace in the society.
Orderliness is the backbone of good leadership and followership.
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It saves time and ensures a first come, first served approach.
It helps to reduce frustration resulting from stress and chaos.
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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Orderliness promotes unity and friendliness among the people of a society. It also unite countries of the world.
Orderliness promotes transparency in societies where it are practiced.
Orderliness is the right attitude towards any endeavor. It therefore bring about a sense of fulfillment in a person through his or her action.
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The fundamental human rights of citizens are observed in an ordered society.
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An ordered life will eventually result into achieved goals for those who practice it.
Orderliness promotes cooperation and division of labour.
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Through orderliness, social values are appreciated. In short, orderliness is a societal value in itself.
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It brings about the realization of a serene society, thus improving national image.
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Orderliness results into a balanced distribution of resources and social welfare in the society.
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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.
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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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
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
A citizen has the following rights:
You have the entire right and privileges as defined in your country’s law.
No one can take away your citizenship.
You can hold a passport from your country of citizenship.
You can pass your citizenship to your children.
You don’t have to fulfill any minimum stay to become a citizen.
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.
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.
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