Civic Eduction

Civic Education

Societies have long had an interest in the ways in which their young are prepared for citizenship and how they learn to take part in civic life. Today, that interest might better be described as a concern – in fact, as a growing concern, particularly in democratic societies. Nigeria’s political history demonstrates that elections have been key challenges to our democratic system. Voters often fall victim to corrupt politicians who lure them with insignificant sums of money in exchange for their votes. Thousands of youths fail to take advantage of their electoral privileges because they are either apathetic or ignorant towards the voting procedure. Civic education is essential to sustain our constitutional democracy. The "habits of the mind, as well as habits of the heart," the dispositions that inform the democratic ethos, are not inherited.

Civic awareness is fundamental to the advancement of human rights in Nigeria because the more youths are knowledgeable about political issues, the more their concerns and the issues that are important to them can become a greater part of the political landscape. The civic education programme is closely linked to the Foundation’s work on civil society. This program is a good step towards inducing effective changes in national legislation, justice, and social attitudes towards vulnerable groups in the country.


Insight Group


28 Aug 2019


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