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SS 1 Civic Education (1st Term)

Civic Education


It is a group of people or constitution that direct the affairs of a country. They are put in place by people and it must possess political power. They maintain law and order in the society. STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT The structure of each arm of government depends on the operational systems of government in the country. In Nigeria, there are three tiers of government namely; the Federal of Nigeria, the state government and the local government. Each tier of government has the three arms of government. The Federal Government The federal executive is headed by the president and assisted by the vice president and others like secretary to the government of the federation and ministers. The make decisions for nation. The state government is headed by the governor who is assisted by the deputy governor, Secretary to the state government, commissioners etc. The legislature at this level is bicameral in… Read More »GOVERNMENT

Civic Education


Citizenship is a relationship between an individual and the country he lives in with full constitutional right. Goals of Citizenships To prepare students for leadership role To sustain democracy To educate youth about their duties and obligation TO FOSTER NATIONAL UNITY ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP A citizen is defined as a legal member of a state with full constitutional right of that country we lives in. he enjoys certain rights and privileges and owes certain responsibility and obligation to the country. There are different ways of acquiring the citizenship of a country depending on the type of citizenship you are acquiring. The following are the methods of acquisition of citizenship. Citizenship by birth: This is when somebody is born between the tertiary of a country or a person whose parents are born in a particular country he/she becomes a citizen of that country. Citizenship by registration: This can happen in two… Read More »GOALS OF CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION

Civic Education


It helps in developing youth potentials: This helps them develop the right attitude and skills that will make them contribute meaningfully to the nation building. It reduces youth delinquency: It helps to reduce crime rate, negative behaviour and violence among the youths in the nation. It helps in investing in the future of the youth: investment in youth lives is wise it pays off in the long run. Promotion of self-reliance: Youth empowerment expose youth to vocational training of different types that equip them to be self-employed. They become employers of labours rather than applicant. It helps in discovering and developing youth leadership skills It helps in building youth ego and self-esteem. A youth may count himself useless in a society just because he is from a poor family, but with youth empowerment programmes, such youth may discover that he has a lot of talent and skills others do not… Read More »IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS OF YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Civic Education


Youth empowerment includes all various ways of creating opportunity for youth to learn and prepare them for future roles and challenges for adulthood. It involves encouraging and developing the youth towards becoming self-employed and financially productive. It is a process of making youth gain needed skills for imparting their lives and the entire society. It has to do with provision of enabling environment or conditions which help youth to make important decision of lives by themselves rather being directed by others. Various youth empowerment skills Life working coping skills: These are affective, cognitive, and psychomotor skills useful for dealing with life problems and whose cautious accusation promotes individual growth. They are also defined as skills we use to offsets the disadvantages of day to day life. Positive coping skills help us to get through situations at the same level as those who do not have disadvantages. Negative coping skills provides… Read More »YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Civic Education


TYPES OF JUSTICE There are four types of justice Distributive justice: this implies fair share i.e. fairness in what people receive on income, just recompense Procedure justice: this is using fair process in deciding goods or whatever is distributed. Its absence can cause revolt where people demand for their right. Restoration justice: it is otherwise referred to as restitution. It seeks to appease someone that has been cheated or a heartfelt apology to writing a wrong by converting all justices done to persons or a group of person. Retributive justice: this is revenge, sought for when someone offends, aggrieve or betray another. He wants the offender to suffer exactly what he has suffered. IMPORTANCE OF JUSTICE It prevent unnecessary conflict among the people in the society It encourages good relationship and interaction in the society It promote peace in the society It makes all happy IMPORTANCE OF VALUES They help… Read More »ACCEPTABLE SOCIETAL VALUES

Civic Education


Values can be defined as the monetary and non – monetary worth of a thing, but it is appropriates to define in the perspective of the subject matter – civic education. We may define it as the esteem quality of or importance which a person or group give to certain ideas or belief accepted and maintained by individual and the society they live in. value again can be the setoff moral principle and standard guiding our interactions with people in the society. Value points out things that are good and constructive and this should be these instilled in a good or a active citizens. It solves human and societal problems like; corruption, terrorisms, cultism, thuggery, robbery etc. Its emanates from what a group or society accept as a standard of behaviour and ideals as it sources include the family, the environment, its people and so on. TYPES OF VALUE The… Read More »VALUES

Civic Education


Civic education of citizenship education is that subject that teach Nigeria youths their duties and right to become good followers and responsible future leaders. It indicates in them the right values, positive attitudes and behaviour that are embraced in the society. Civic education expose students to necessary awareness of democratic values that will enable them make useful contribution to social – political development of their nation in particular and the world at large. NEEDS FOR CIVIC EDUCATION It inculcates in its scholars the relevance of nationalism and patriotism as well as solution to the multi – dimensional problems of Nigeria. It inculcates in them the consciousness and awareness of democratic values, social political institutions and citizens rights and duties to the society. To assist the governments in serving the citizens well by providing basic infrastructural facilities that will rise their standard of living. To re-orientates the citizens to imbibe positive… Read More »INTRODUCTION TO CIVIC EDUCATION

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