JSS2 Civic Education Scheme of Work for Second Term

The table below is the JSS2 Civic Education Scheme of Work for Second Term

Developed by the

Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)



Content
Sub – Theme
GOVERNANCE
S/NTopic(s)
1.Nigeria as
a Federation


1. Meaning of Federation

2. Needs for Federation
– National Integration
– Unity in diversity
– Controlling activities of
states

3. Characteristics of a
Federation:
Sharing of powers between
Central and State Government
– States have constitutionally
defined control over their own
affairs
– Central Government control
the States
– Constitution of Federal system
2.Relationship
between
Federal,
State and
Local
Governments
1. Relationship
– perform functions according
to constitutional provision
– power to legislate
– power to carry out functions in
accordance with constitutional
provisions
– provide form of government etc.

2. Differences among the three tiers
of government
– Functions
– Legislative Powers
– Executive Powers
– Concurrent and Executive
Powers, etc.
Sub-theme
HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE
RULE OF LAW
3.The Rule
of Law
1. The meaning of law and the rule
of law

2. The benefits of the rule of law as
against the arbitrary rule

3. Punishment for breaking the law

4. Equality of all citizens before the law
4. Protection
of Human
Rights and
the Rule of
Law

1. Ways of protecting human rights
– representing the affected persons in
court
– drawing attention to cases of human
rights violations through
⇒ Protest marches
⇒ Media coverage
⇒ Hunger strike


2. Groups that assist in protecting
human rights of citizens examples
– Civil society
– Organisations (e.g., CLO, CDHR, CRP,
etc.)
– Trade Unions
– Student Unions
– Ethnic Associations
– Legal Aid Council
5.Consumer
Rights and
Responsibilities
1. Universal Rights of a Consumer
– right to:
⇒ Satisfaction of basic needs
⇒ Safety
⇒ Information
⇒ Choose
⇒ Redress
⇒ Consumer Education
⇒ Representation to be heard
⇒ Healthy Environment

2. The responsibilities of consumer:
– be aware
– demand and keep proof of
transactions e.g. receipts invoice
warranty
– think independently
– speak out
– respect the environment



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