CIVIC EDUCATION

WAEC SYLLABUS ON CIVIC EDUCATION

PREAMBLE:

This syllabus aims at assessing the candidate’s ability to

1. understand the importance of citizenship in the society;

2. explain the structure, functions and responsibilities of government to the people ;

3. know emerging issues in the society;

4. understand the rights, duties and obligations of citizens to government and society;

5. appreciate democratic values and strive to uphold them.

PREAMBLE:

This syllabus aims at assessing the candidate’s ability to

1. understand the importance of citizenship in the society;

2. explain the structure, functions and responsibilities of government to the people ;

3. know emerging issues in the society;

4. understand the rights, duties and obligations of citizens to government and society;

5. appreciate democratic values and strive to uphold them.



DETAILED SYLLABUS

SECTION A: NATIONAL ETHICS, DISCIPLINE, RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS



1. Values

1) definition,

2) types,

3) importance of values to the society.


2 Citizenship and Nationalism

1) meaning of citizenship;

2) meaning of citizenship education;

3) goals of citizenship education;

4) duties and obligations of citizens;

5) meaning of nationalism;

6) ways of promoting national consciousness, integrity and unity in thesociety;

7) the nationalistic roles of individual and groups;

8) identification of local and world civic problems.

3 Human Rights

1) meaning of human rights;

2) categories of human rights;

3) characteristics of human rights;

4) meaning and historical background of the Universal Declaration of HumanRights (UDHR);

5) meaning and identification of the seven core freedoms of UDHR;

6) importance of UDHR;

7) roles of individual, groups and government in UDHR;

8) limitations to the exercise of human rights.

4 Law and Order

1) definition of Law and Order;

2) features of Law and Order;

3) importance of Law and Order in the society;

4) meaning of constituted authority;

5) types of constituted authority;

6) importance and roles of constituted authority.


5 Responsible Parenthood

1) meaning of responsible parenthood;

2) roles of responsible parents;

3) importance of responsible parenthood in national development.

6 Traffic Regulations

1) meaning of traffic regulations;

2) traffic regulation and its importance in the society;

3) the roles of the individual and government in maintaining traffic regulations.

7 Inter- Personal Relationships

1) meaning of inter-personal relationships;

2) types of interpersonal relationships;

3) skills that promotes interpersonal relationships;

4) meaning of inter communal relationships;

5) importance of inter communal relationships;

6) meaning of inter-communal conflicts.

7) skills for resolving inter-communal conflicts.

SECTION B: EMERGING ISSUES IN THE SOCIETY



8 Cultism

1) meaning and origin of cultism;

2) different cult groups in Nigeria and their symbols;

3) reasons for cultism;

4) consequences of cultism;

5) ways of preventing cultism in the society.

9 Drugs and Drug Abuse

1) meaning of drug abuse;

2) drugs that can be abused;

3) how drugs are abused;

4) symptoms of drug abuse;

5) behaviours of drug addicts;

6) ways of preventing drug abuse;

7) government agencies working to prevent drug abuse/trafficking and theiractivities;

8) laws against drug abuse.


10 Human Trafficking

1) meaning of human trafficking;

2) causes of human trafficking;

3) effects and consequences of human trafficking;

4) efforts of government and individuals in stopping human trafficking.

11 Hiv/Aids

1) meaning of HIV/AIDS;

2) causes of HIV/AIDS;

3) symptoms and effects of HIV/AIDS;

4) prevention of HIV/AIDS;

5) stigmatization of people living with HIV/AIDS.

12 Youth Empowerment

1) meaning of youth empowerment;

2) youth empowerment skills;

3) importance and benefits of youth empowerment skills.

4) efforts of government towards youth empowerment.

SECTION C: GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM AND PROCESSES



13 Structure and Functions of Government

1) meaning of government;

2) structure/tiers of government;

3) functions of government.

14 Democracy, Rule of Law and National Development

1) meaning, types, and features of democracy;

2) importance of democracy;

3) pillars of democracy;

4) problems of democracy;

5) meaning of rule of law;

6) features of rule of law;

7) importance of rule of law;

8) problems of rule of law;

9) meaning of national development;

10) how democracy and Rule of law promote national development- good governance, employment creation and poverty alleviation etc.


15 Political Apathy

1) meaning of political apathy;

2) causes of political apathy;

3) consequences of political apathy;

4) why leaders fail to protect the interests of their followers;

5) how leaders can protect the interests of their followers;

6) ways of discouraging political apathy.

16 Civil Society and Popular Participation

1) meaning of popular participation;

2) types of popular participation;

3) the need for popular participation in the society;

4) traditional and modern modes of popular participation;

5) achieving popular participation in politics;6) meaning of civil society;

7) functions / need for civil society;

8) qualities / characteristics of civil society; i.e. accountability, fairness, justice,equity etc.

9) problems of civil society; i.e. bribery and corruption, inadequate funding, overbearing influence of foreign donors etc.

17 Public Service in Democracy

1) meaning of public service;

2) functions of public service;

3) problems of public service;

4) reasons for the shortcomings in the public service;

5) ways of improving the public service.

SUGGESTED READING LIST

S/NAUTHORTITLE
1.

ADAMOLEKUN, L.

Politics and Administration in Nigeria. Ibadan: SpectrumBooks Ltd, 1986.
2.

ADEBAYO, A.

Principles and Practice of Public Administration in Nigeria.Ibadan: Spectrum Books Ltd, 2000.

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3.

ANIFOWOSE, R. &9;F. ENEMUO (eds)

Elements of Politics. Lagos: Sam Iroanusi Publications, 1999
4.

APPADORAI A.

The Substance of Politics, Eleventh Edition. Madras: OxfordUniversity Press, 1975.
5.

BANJI, K.

Citizenship Education. Lagos: Dedun Educational Books,1976.
6.

FGN

1999 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria as Amended. Abuja: Federal Government Press, 2011.
7.

FLEAP AFRICA

Rage for Change, a Guide for Young Nigerians who Desire toMake a Difference. Lagos: Leap Africa, 2008.
8.

MENEKE, O.A. andNWEBO, I.

Milestone Comprehensive Civic Education for SeniorSecondary Schools, Books 1 & 2. Owerri: MilestonePublishers Limited, 2012.
9.

NWAUBANI, O.O.

Citizenship Education and Nigerian Culture. Lagos: T-ExcelPublishers, 2000.
10.

OGUNBAMERUN,O.A.

Reading on Campus Secret Acts. Ile-ife: O.A.U Press Ltd,1997.
11.

OKUNLOYE, R.W.,et al

Civic Education for Senior Secondary, Books 1, 2 &9; 3, UBEEdition. Lagos: Learn Africa PLC, 2011.
12.

OLURODE, L. & O.SOYOMBO (eds)

Readings in Campus Violence. Lagos: John West PublicationsLtd, 2004.
13.

ONI, E.O., et al

Straight-Gate Civic Education for Senior Secondary Schools,Books 1 & 2. Ibadan: Straight-Gate Publishers Ltd, 2012.
14.

OYEDIRAN, O., etal.

Government For Senior Secondary Schools. Lagos: Longman Nig Ltd, 1990.
15.

OYEDIRAN, O.

Introduction to Political Science. Ibadan: Oyediran ConsultsInternational, 1998.
16.

TANYA, R.H.

HIV/AIDS: Hope in the Midst of Despair. Lagos: Megarona(West Africa) Ltd, 2005.
17.

UKEGBU, M.N., etal.

Basic Civic Education for Senior Secondary Schools, SS 2.Owerri: Maybiks Nigeria Publisher.
18.

UNO

Human Right: the International Bill of Human Rights. NewYork: United Nations Organization, 1993.

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