CIVIC EDUCATION 2020 WAEC THEORY
(a) Define citizenship education. (b) Highlight six ways in which citizenship education has positively impacted the Nigerian society
Solution & Explanation:
(a) Citizenship education refers to the process or act of imparting the required knowledge and skills, right attitudes, and values to citizens which would enable them to live and participate in the developmental activities and other affairs of their state. Or Citizenship education can be defined as a process of enlightening or training citizens on their rights and responsibilities. Or Citizenship education is a form of education that is given to citizens of a country so as to make them responsible individuals who are committed to the meaningful development of their society. Or Citizenship education can be defined as a type of education that inculcates desirable values, attitudes, skills, and knowledge in individuals to enable them to participate in the affairs of their groups or adjust functionally as good citizens.
(b) (i) It creates a sense of selflessness in people towards the nation.
(ii) It creates a sense of allegiance to the nation/patriotism.
(iii) It assists in maintaining or reinforcing national values.
(iv) It promotes national development plans and programmes.
(v) It guarantees self-rule/self-determination/independence.
(vi) It promotes national self-reliance.
(vii) It mobilises citizens for national unity.
(viii) It promotes good and responsible governance.
(ix) It provides role models for leadership training/political mentorship. (x) It enables citizens to adhere to rules and regulations in the society.
(xi) It equips citizens with skills for societal problem solving.
(xii) It promotes the sense of oneness. (xiii) It enables them to know their rights and how to defend such rights.
(xiv) It informs citizens about the activities of government in a society.