Emphasis on Curriculum Contents in Civic Education for Secondary School in Nigeria

South Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Year: 2020 (Dec), Volume: 1, Issue. (3)
First page: (139) Last page: (151)
Online ISSN: 2582-7065
doi: 10.48165/sajssh.2020.1310

Emphasis on Curriculum Contents in Civic Education for Secondary School in Nigeria
Anderson Paingha Sele 
Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Corresponding Author: Anderson Paingha Sele, E-mail: speaktoa3@gmail.com

Online Published on 02-December-2020


Civic Education is the study of the rights and responsibilities of citizens taught in many  primary schools in some years back but have been replaced with citizenship education in  some secondary schools in Nigeria. This paper highlights the reasons for Civic Education in  Nigeria; as the country has moved from normative society to pluralistic society. This situation  has created negative behavioral change which is noticeable in Nigeria today. The paper  further outlines the blocks and topics which are adoptable as curriculum for Civic Education  in Nigerian secondary schools and finally states some problems that may militate against the  implementation of the curriculum. Educational practices in indigenous Nigeria had social  content in which civic education was preponderant. The colonial educational outfit had a  patchy civic education curriculum which was British culture-biased and, therefore, was not  pertinent to our peoples’ aspirations. A little after independence on October 1, 1960, the  pervasive colonial oriented education with its twist of colonial civic education curriculum  was criticized and the result was a refashioning of curricula which became operational in  schools from 1982 but in which civic education was completely shielded out. It was not until  year 2007 that, the civic education curriculum for the 9-year Basic Education was born to  exist pari-pasu with Social Studies curriculum. This paper, in drawing attention to the fact  that civic education is, an unnecessary duplication of social studies curriculum in another  garb, outlines the lapses in the Upper Basic Civic Education Curriculum and in addition  raises seventeen (17) yet to be tackled queries. An immediate revision of the Civic Education  Curriculum is recommended. 


Emphasis, Content, Civic, Curriculum, Education

How to Cite the Article

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is images.png
View on Google Scholar