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Civic Education (Primary Classes)

Civil Society Organizations And Their Characteristics

Civil society organizations are social groups which are formed to promote the interests and values of the common citizens.

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF CIVIL SOCIETY

Their characteristics include the following:

1 Membership is voluntary.

2 They are autonomous from the government.

3 They express their ideas collectively.

4 Their demands are specific.

5 They do not intend to seize power from government.

6 The have rules.

7 They are not violent.

8 They respect the authority of government.

 

Examples of civil society organizations in Nigeria

1 Campaign for Democracy (CD).

2 Joint Action Committee (JACON).

3 Citizens Forum for Constitutional Reforms.

4 National Democratic Coalitions (NADECO).

 

STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES

The Teacher revises the previous week lesson.

The Teacher introduces the new topic.

The Teacher explains the note in details.

The Teacher gives room for pupils to ask questions.

The Teacher evaluates the pupils.

 

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

  1. Define civil society
  2. Suggest the characteristics of civil society

 

ASSIGNMENT

  1. List the characteristics of civil society

 

See also

OUR ATTITUDE TO WORK

PRESSURE GROUP

REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY

IMPORTANCE OF PRSSURE GROUP

MEANING OF DUTIES AND OBLIGATION

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