What is Civic Education?
The Goal Of Civic Education:
Components Of Civic Education:
Human rights education and
Teaching a culture of peace and
Education of tolerance and
Development of intersectoral social partnerships and
Management of self-governing associations of citizens
Having said that, the main groups in the Nigerian society, where civic education is actually targeted at are:
- school children and
- students; and
- teachers; and
- military and
- security forces; and
- state and
- municipal employees; and
- NGO activists; and
- prisoners plus other risk groups; and
- pensioners plus older people.
The Task Of Civic Education:
State Civil Programme:
a. The formation and also the development of humanistic personal orientations; and
b. The formation of legal and the formation of political culture among Nigerian school children; and
c. The development of citizens’ democratic way of thinking and doing things as well as the acquisition of a complex ethical, and legal and also the acquisition of political knowledge, and political skills as well as, political abilities and the political experience which the Nigerian people need in order to integrate into a modern and democratic society.
However, the components of the system of civic education in the country have been distinguished by:
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