Civic Education

The need for Civic Education

Civic education helps us to:

  1. Understand our rights; it helps us to know what to expect from the government.
  2. Understand our responsibilities; it helps us to understand what we should do for our country.
  3. Know how to practice democracy properly.
  4. Learn more about how our government works; it helps us to learn how our leaders rule the country


The importance of civic education to national development

  1. Civic education teaches us how to cooperate with one another, even if we practice different religions, and belong to different ethnic groups.
  2. It teaches us how we can make our society better
  3. It teaches that we should pay our taxes, and it shows us why we should do so.
  4. It teaches us to obey rules and regulations.
  5. It helps us to understand what the government is doing to protect us.
  6. Civic education teaches us how we can become better citizens of our country
  7. It helps us to ask questions on what government is doing for us as citizens.



Step I: Teacher revises the previous topic

Step II: Teacher introduces the new topic “Civic Education”

Step III: Teacher explains the meaning of Civic Education

Step IV: Teacher explains the reason we study Civic Education

Step V: Pupils copy the note and submit for marking



  1. Define Civic Education
  2. State two reasons for studying Civic Education


  1. List three importance of Civic Education.

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