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NABTEB CIVIC EDUCATION SYLLABUS
This course is designed to provide the students with deeper and sound knowledge on the reality of everyday societal living at their age of critical thinking and reasoning about the events happening around them and the society.
This is with a view to helping them acquire knowledge, attitude, values and basic skills that will help them to become responsible and disciplined members of their societies. Students need the appropriate information which they can gather through participation for the purpose of applying what they have learned to their daily living.
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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The major aims and objectives of this course are to:
- Promote the understanding of the inter-relationship between people, government and the society.
- Highlight the structure of government, its functions and the responsibilities of government to the people and vice-versa
- Enhance the teaching and learning of emerging issues
- Inculcate in students their duties and obligations to the society.
This Examination is a paper of two sections and lasts for 2hours 30 minutes.
SECTION-A is made up of 50 multiple choice questions and the total marks is 50 while SECTION B is Essay to be attempted in 1 hours 40 minute.
This section comprises six questions out of which students are required to answer four (4). The total marks for this section is 60 marks. www.flashlearners.com
|S/ NO||TOPIC/ OBJECTIVES||CONTENTS||ACTIVITIES|
✓ Define and identify types of values
✓ Explain justice and selflessness,
✓ Demonstrateincidencesof selfless activities
selflessness, honesty etc.
|Students should be able to:|
✓ Explainthemeaningandthe causes ofHIV/AIDs;
✓ Identify the symptomsand effects ofHIV/Aids
✓ Statethepreventivemeasure if HIV/AIDS
✓ Discuss the HIV/AIDS stigmatization.
|2.1 Meaning of HIV/AIDS and the causes.|
2.2 Symptoms and effects of HIV/AIDS
2.3 Preventive measures of HIV/AIDS e.g use of condom, abstinence, faithfulness to partners etc.
|Explain the meaning and causes of HIV/AIDS|
✓ Explaintheconceptof empowerment
benefits of the different skills
|3.1Concept ofyouth empowerment.|
3.2 Youth empowerment skills e.g. life coping, manipulative, intellectual, communicative and artistic skills
3.3 Importance and benefits of the skills
interest in specific skills
|4.0||GOALS OF CITIZENSHIP|
✓ Defineandexplainthegoals of citizenship education; ✓ Identifylawsandrightsof
and structures of government
Explain Nationalism and major local/world civicproblems
Enumerate nationalistic roles of individuals and groups
|4.1 Meaning of citizenship 4.2 Types of laws and rights of|
local/world civic problems
local/world civic problems
roles they will like to play
|5.0||CHARACTERISTICS OF DEMOCRACY|
➢ Defineandexplainrepresentative democracy and its characteristics;
➢ Explaintheruleoflawandmaximum liberty for itscitizens
➢ Examine the rule of majority with adequate safeguards to the minority
5.1 Representativedemocracy and its characteristics
5.2 Rule of law and maximum liberty for its citizens 5.3 Rule of majority with
adequate safeguards to the minority
safeguards to the
|6.0||THE MAJOR PILLARS OF DEMOCRACY|
three arms of government;
|6.1 The constitution|
6.2 Stronginstitutionse.gthearms of government, armed
forces, civil societies etc. 6.3 Federalism,stateandlocal
state and local
|7.0||BRIEF HISTORY/BACKGROUND OF UDHR|
o Explain the meaning of UDHR
|7.1 Meaning of UDHR (Universal Declaration of human Rights).|
7.2 Historical Background of UDHR.
7.3 Meaning of seven core freedom of UDHR
7.4 Seven core freedoms of UDHR. E.g freedom from discrimination, want,fears etc.
7.5 Roles of individual and groups e.g advocacy through print and electronic media, awareness campaign etc.
7.6 Roles of government e.g. Enactment of laws, establishment of agencies the NAPTIP, Legal Aid Council.
freedom of UDHR
concerned with UDHR
|8.1 Meaning of cultism. Different cult groups especially those in the schools, e.g Black Axe, Buccancers, Eiye etc.|
8.2 Origin and reasons for establishing and joining cult.
8.3 Consequencesofcultism e.g. expulsion, violence, murder, spiritual problems etc.
8.4 Preventive measures against cultism e.g abiding by rules and regulations, studying hard in school, faith in God as the protector and provider
(iv) Mention the consequences of cultism
(v) Discuss ways of preventing cultism
✓ Defineandexplainmeaningof orderliness;
✓ Enumeratesomeexamplesof orderliness
✓ Stateanddiscusstheroleof orderliness in the society
|9.1 Meaning of orderliness 9.2 Examplesoforderlinessin|
the society, listening skills, driving skills, decorum, queuingculture etc.
9.3 Roles of orderliness in the society e.g by showing good examples to people, training people around you, correcting younger ones patiently, to be careful in whatever they do.
(iii) Stateanddiscusstherole orderliness play in our society.
|10.0||RESPECT FOR CONSTITUTED AUTHORITY|
✓ Defineandexplainthemeaningof constituted authority
✓ Stateanddiscusstypesofconstituted authority;
✓ Explaintheimportanceofconstituted authority
|10.1 Meaning ofConstituted Authority.|
10.2 Types of constituted authority
10.3 Importance of constituted authority
constituted authority to people around
|S/ NO||TOPIC/ OBJECTIVES||CONTENT||ACTIVITIES|
|11.0||IMPORTANCE OF CITIZENSHIP OF EDUCATION|
✓ Defineandexplaincitizenship education
✓ Identifyanddescribetheirdutiesand obligations to their communities
our traditions, beliefs,etc.
integrity and unity
|11.1 Meaning of citizenship Education|
11.2 Duties and obligations of citizens to their
communities e.g security, obedience to rules regulations, environmental sanitation, promotion of peace etc.
11.3 Skills necessary for preservation of our traditions, customs, beliefs etc in Nigeria.
11.4 How to promote national consciousness national integrity and unity
(iii) Actplaysordramaon preservation of
promoted national consciousness, integrity and unity.
✓ Defineandexplaincapitalistdemocracy and its characteristics
✓ Describehowpoliticalpartiescompete for power through elections;
✓ Explainhowemploymentcanalleviate poverty;
✓ Describewhatpromotesguaranteed employment, free education, medical care, etc.
|12.1 Meaning ofcapitalist democracy and its characteristics|
12.2 Competition for power amongpolitical parties, e.g. campaigns, manifestos, etc.
12.3 Importance of employment in
alleviating poverty 12.4 Factors which
promote guaranteed employment e.g. free education and medical care, responsible governance, popular participation etc.
|(i) Listen to teachers explanation of|
citizenship education (ii) Dramatizetheirduties
and obligations to
preservation of traditions, customs, beliefs etc.
|13.0||MEANING AND FORMS OF APATHY|
✓ Definepoliticalapatyinhisvarious forms;
interest of theirfollowers.
|13.1 Meaning of political apathy in its various forms e.g. refusal to register and vote, refusal to protest against rigging|
13.2 Reasons for political apathy e.g bad
governance, unfulfilled political promises, rigging etc.
13.3 Why leaders fail to protect the interest of their followers e.g. selfishness, party interest.
|(i) Listen and ask questions onpolitical apathy in its forms|
(ii) Answerquestionson why people fail to register and take part in protest.
(iii) Discusstheeffectof leaders failure to protect their followers.
✓ Definepopularparticipationinpolitics; ✓ Givereasonswhypeopledonot
participate in politics;
|14.1 Definition of popular participation|
14.2 Reasons why people do not participate in politics e.g. economic obstacles, discrimination, illiteracy.
14.3 How popular organization are
organizations are formed.
|S/ NO||TOPIC/ OBJECTIVE||CONTENT||ACTIVITIES|
✓ Define human rights;
|15.1 Definition of human rights|
15.2 Limitationsofhuman righs e.g; wars, state of emergency, conviction in a law court etc.
15.3 A list of what happen during emergency periods e.g. limitation of movement and lack of freedom of speech
|(i) Describe what human right is all about.|
(ii) Askquestiononthe limitations of human rights.
(iii) Dramatize emergency situations as they affect human rights.
|16.0||DRUG USE AND ABUSE|
✓ Definedruguseanddrug abuses
✓ Identifytypesofdrugsand how they can be abused
|i. Meaning of drug and drug abuse|
16.2 Types of drugs that can be abused and how they are abused
(iii) Actsomeofthebehavioursof the addicts.
|16.1||EFFECT OF DRUGS AND DRUG ABUSE||16.3 Symptoms of Drug abuse e.g. violence, depression, allergy etc.|
16.4 Behaviour exhibited by drug addicts seen from photographs and illustrations.
16.5 Describe some behaviours of an addict.
|16.2||PREVENTION OF DRUG ABUSE||16.6 Ways of preventing drug abuse.|
16.7 Governmentagencies that are working to prevent drug abuse e.g. NDLEA, NAFDAC
|16.3||DRUG LAW, ENFORCEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION||16.8 Laws that are promulgated against grug abuse.|
16.9 Activities of drug enforcement agencies e.g. burning of fake of expired drugs
|17.0||RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD||17.1 Meaning of responsible parenthood|
17.2 Roles of responsible parent e.g providingfor the household, caring, education, good home training etc.
17.3 Importance of responsible parenthood e.g. responsible citizenry, reduction in crime rates, healthy nation, etc.
(iii) Enumeratetheimportanceof responsible parenthood to national development.
➢ Defineandexplainthemeaningof traffic regulations;
government in maintaining traffic regulations
18.1 Meaningoftraffic regulations
18.2 Traffic regulations e.g obeying traffic officials and signs;
18.3 Roles of individuals and government in
maintaining traffic regulations. e.g FRSC, enactment of laws, NGOs obeying and assisting traffic officials.
the meaning of
traffic regulations. Listen attentively to the resource person, ask questions andwrite down notes.
|19.0||INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS||19.1 Meaning of inter- personal relationships|
19.2 Types of inter-personal relationships e.g. relationship betweenman and woman; relationship between individuals and government, relationship among peers
19.3 Skills that promote interpersonal
relationships e.g. honesty, tolerance, kindness, caring, patience etc.
different types of inter-personal relationships
|20.0||INTER-COMMUNAL RELATIONSHIP|| |
20.1 Meaning of inter- communal relationships 20.2Importance of inter- communal relationships
e.g promotes development, enhances security and business etc.
20.3 Skills for resolving inter communal conflicts e.g. dialogue, mediation etc.
|S/ N||TOPIC/ OBJECTIVES|| |
|21.0||CHARACTERISTICS AND CATEGORIES OF HUMAN RIGHTS|
categories of human rights
|21.1 Meaning of human right.|
21.2 Characteristics of human rights e.g. Universality of human rights; inalienability of human rights etc.
21.3 Categories of human rights e.g civic and political rights; economic and socialrights; environmental rights.
|(i) Define human rights|
(ii) Listandexplainthe characteristics of human rights.
(iii) Categorise andsay the differences
between the categories of human rights.
|22.0||FIGHTING POLITICAL APATHY||22.1 meaning of political apathy.|
22.2 Ways of fighting political apathy, e.g. knowing and defending our rights; joining popular organizations,etc.
|(i) Define political apathy (ii) Discusssomewaysof|
fighting political apathy.
|23.0||PUBLIC SERVICE||23.1 Meaning of public service 23.2 Reasonsfortheshortcomings|
in the public service:
Colonial influence; Corruption,
23.3 Ways of improving the public services in Nigeria e.g.
1. Refresher courses and training programmes;
2. Teaching of political education in schools.
3. Use of code of conduct Bureau andpublic complaint commission etc.
|(i) Define public service. (ii) Mentionanddiscussthe|
reasons for the shortcomings in the public services
(iii) Sayanddiscusstheways of improving the public service inNigeria.
|TOPIC/ OBJECTIVES|| |
|24.0||CIVIL SOCIETY||24.1 Meaning of civil society 24.2 Functions and need for civil|
|24.1||POPULAR PARTICIPATION||24.4 Meaning of popular participation|
24.5 Types of popular participation political, economics etc.
24.6 Need for popular participation in civil society
24.7 Traditional and modern mode of popularparticipation
|(i) Explain the meaning of popular participation.|
(ii) Stateandexplaintypes of participation.
(iii) Enumerate and explain need for popular participation in civil society.
(iv) Write notes
modern modes of transportation.
25.0 Meaning ofdemocracy 25.1 Importance and problems of
(iii) Discusstheprocessesof democracy.
|25.1||RULE OF LAW||25.3 Meaning and importance of rule of law|
25.4 Processes of rule of law 25.5 Problems of rule of law.
|(i) Actively contribute to the lesson by answering teachers questions.|
(ii) Explainthemeaningand importance of rule of law.
(iii) Statetheprocessesofrule of law
|25.2||CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY|| |
25.6 Meaning and types of constitutional democracy.
25.7 Features of constitutional democracye.g.popular sovereignty, majority rule and minority right, etc.
25.8 Advantages and disadvantages of constitutional democracy.
25.9 Meaningof keyconceptin constitutional democracy
|(i) Read and gather more information from books|
(ii) Listentotalks,askand answer questions.
questions about the key concepts.
|26.0||HUMAN TRAFFICKING||26.1 Meaning of humantrafficking 26.2 Causesofhumantrafficking e.g. poverty, greed, low self esteem, corruption etc.|
26.3 Effect and consequences of human trafficking e.g. death, unwanted pregnancy, stigmatization, etc.
26.4 Government and individual effort to stop human trafficking e.g. NAPTIP. Enactment of laws, NGOs like WATCLEF.
|(i) Describe what human trafficking is.|
(ii) Outlinethecauseof human trafficking
(v) Visitahumantrafficking rehabilitation centre.
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