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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.

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TYPES OF VALUE

The following are types or forms of values

  1. Selflessness
  2. Hard work
  3. Discipline
  4. Justice
  5. Love
  6. Contentment
  7. Integrity etc.

SELFLESSNESS

This is the ability to work for and care for other people more than one self. Late Chief Ganiyu Fawehinmi, got an unofficial titled Senior Advocate of the Masses (SAM) as he fought and stood for justice and the eradication of man’s humanity against man.

JUSTICE: This is being fair, reasonable and right in meeting people. It is the absence of favouritism, bias or sentiment in dealing with issues of conflict between two or more people. From the foregoing we can say that human society exist without justice and be at peace.

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Assignment

Discuss at least four (4) values showing their attributes manifestation

 

See also

CIVIC EDUCATION

INTEREST OF THEIR FOLLOWERS

POLITICAL APATHY

POVERTY AND ITS EFFECTS

POLITICAL PARTY

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