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10 Agencies That Promote Citizenship Education In Nigeria  

Here in this post, we are going to list out and discuss 10 Agencies That Promote Citizenship Education In Nigeria. We hope you find this information useful.
Citizenship education in the country is necessary and important because it helps make Nigerian citizens to participate in the democratic processes in the country, as well as, making them to also contribute effectively to the growth and development of the society.
The citizens can actually express themselves and their opinion once the understand their rights in the country, and they can do this either individually or within a group.
10 Agencies That Promote Citizenship Education In Nigeria
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Once a citizen understands his rights, he will make sure that he defends himself any time the need arises, as well as, making sure that, his obligations as a citizen is realized.
The Fundamental responsibilities of any citizen in this country, according to the Nigerian constitution is generally accepted, as they are consistent in the citizenship education, which are of three elements, for example; the civil position, and the civil knowledge, as well as, the civic skills.

Agencies That Promote Citizenship Education

There are quite a number of agencies that promote citizenship education in Nigeria however, in this article, we are going to look at some of these agencies.

1. Administrative Staff College of Nigeria

Administrative Staff College of Nigeria is basically an institution established especially for the purpose of running of training programmes, and seminar as well as, talk workshop.
The Administrative Staff College of Nigeria is saddled with the responsibility of developing the very requisite knowledge, and skills as well as, the attitudes that is required by participants successfully in the democratic society, and as well, function effectively, even in the Management Services and also in the training aspect, as management services consultants, who is  responsible for working on consultancy assignments

2. Education Resource Center

Education Resource Center is among the agencies that promote citizenship education in Nigeria, and it is known as one of the Nigerian service centres with the responsibility of providing information.
The education resource center also serves as one of the centers, saddled with the responsibility of training. Education resource center benefits Nigerians in a number of ways by promoting citizenship education, and by extension, supplementing the learning process.
They center introduces and reinforces and also expands citizens learning. However, an education resource center may be either school or it can be a community-based center for learning.
The center can actually help in providing access to all the learning items, and also serves as one of the peer learning centers.

3. National Youth Service Corps NYSC

The National Youth Service Corp NYSC is among the Nigerian schemes, which was specifically designed for youths, who graduated from the tertiary institutions, such as the universities and polytechnics for the purpose of serving their fatherland after graduation.

One of the purposes of creating the scheme was primarily to help promote citizenship education among the youths. The scheme was to also impart the Nigerian youths with that spirit of selfless service as graduates to the Nigerian community.

The scheme also emphasizes the spirit of oneness and the spirit of brotherhood of all the Nigerian youths, cultural or social background notwithstanding.

4. Nigerian Educational Research And Development Council

Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council is mainly for research work and development specifically in education.
The key roles of this centre include the promotion the development of all the curriculums at every level of education in Nigeria, and this promotion of the development of curriculum do also emphasize on the promotion of citizenship education.
It does not end there, the council also undertakes studies in comparative curriculum, and also encourage the development of education in the country.

5. Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria is another educational centre, designed for a number of purposes, and these include the regulation and the control of the profession, I mean the teaching profession at every level of learning within the educational system, whether they are in public or in private sector.
However, while performing the key roles of the teachers’ registration council of Nigeria TRCN, the programmes listed below are also implemented.
They are, licensing, and registration, enlisting of qualified teachers and promotion of citizenship education are all included. Besides its programme to license and as well, to monitor the training and the education for teachers.
The teachers’ registration council of Nigeria also helps in the maintenance of teachers’ institutions in the country.

6. Universal Basic Education Commission

Universal basic education commission UBEC is primarily designed for the eradication of illiteracy, and ignorance as well as, poverty via basic education programmes in the country.
The roles of the UBEC, actually include among others, the carrying out of the mass mobilization, and advocacy as well as, sensitization of the Nigerian public, and the forging of partnerships with stakeholders in basic education, including promotion of citizenship education and the dissemination of the different massages that have to do with UBEC to the generality of the Nigerian public.

7. Tertiary Education Trust Fund

Tertiary Education Trust Fund is one of the governments established agencies in the country, and it is saddled with the responsibility of managing, and disbursing as well as, monitoring the country’s education tax to all the public tertiary institutions across the country.
The main purpose of establishing the Tertiary Education Trust Fund was primarily for it to serve as the intervention agency, which was established under the TETFund Act.
Tertiary Education Trust Fund with the 2011 Act had charged, and it changes with the responsibility of managing, and disbursing and also monitoring education tax to that of public tertiary institutions in Nigeria, including the promotion of citizenship education.

8. Center For Distant Learning And Continuing Education CDLCE

The center for distant learning and continuing education another institution established in Nigeria for the purpose of imparting knowledge into the Nigerian citizens, as well as, promote citizenship education in the country. The center is the affiliation of universities in the country.
Another thing that has supplement distance education programmes, has been the use of information communication technology.
This medium whereby Nigerian people send messages and receive messages, as well as acquire knowledge, and also learn about new ideas, which usually add values to people lives can actually play a significant and positive role, ad it helps in contributing towards the more egalitarian society.

9. Federal Inspectorate of Education

Federal Inspectorate of Education was established as a sub-division department under the federal ministry of education with the sole responsibility of monitoring and also supervising the standard of education in the country.
Other key roles of the federal inspectorate of education include the promotion of citizenship education and collection as well as, collation of data for educational planning and education financing.
Maintenance of uniform standards of education in Nigeria is yet another role of the federal inspectorate of education. It controls the quality of education via supervision.

10. National Commission For Mass Literacy, Adult And Non-Formal Education

National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education is a commission established by the federal government of Nigeria with the purpose of serving as a medium that will help in the eradication of illiteracy within the country, and one of its key functions was to promote citizenship education in the country.

Conclusion

Citizenship education in the country is necessary and important because it helps make Nigerian citizens to participate in the democratic processes in the country, as well as, making them to also contribute effectively to the growth and development of the society.

 

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