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ERIC Number: EJ871650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
An Assessment of Citizenship Education in Nigeria
Omo-Ojugo, M.; Ibhafidon, H. E.; Otote, Celia
Education, v130 n1 p153-160 Fall 2009
Citizenship education is specifically recognized by the government of Nigeria as a vehicle for the building of the Nigerian personality. A personality that is conscious not only of his rights and privileges but also of his duties. However, it is regrettable that this great expectation of the nation is far from being attained. Using three main instruments namely Teachers' Perception of Citizenship Education Questionnaire (TPCEQ), Students perception of Citizenship Education Questionnaire (SPCEQ) and Public Perception of Citizenship Education Questionnaire (PPCEQ), a total of 1200 students, 255 Teachers and 200 members of the general public were sampled. The result of the data analysed indicated that while a great percentage of teachers were aware of Citizenship education programme in our schools, a greater percentage of our students and members of the public were ignorant of citizenship education in the school curriculum. The paper concluded that the poor level of awareness of citizenship education in the school curriculum was indeed indicative of a faulty implementation of the programme. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria