African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 382

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of citizenship education component of social studies on civic literacy and attachment of upper basic students in Ilorin Metropolis, Nigeria

  YUSUF, AbdulRaheem1, AGBONNA, Samuel Ayorinde1, JEKAYINFA, Alice Arinlade1* and SALIU, Ahmed 2  
  1Arts and Social Sciences Education Department, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. 2Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 13 October 2011
  •  Published: 31 October 2011

Abstract

 

The purpose of this paper was to find out the effect of citizenship education component of social studies on the civic literacy and attachment of upper basic students in Ilorin Metropolis. In this study, 113 students, involving 67 male and 46 female students participated in the summer school programme organised during the long vacation. The study was a quasi-experimental and pre-test post-test. The participants were subjected to treatment for four weeks on citizenship education programme. The finding showed that there was a significant difference in the mean score of the participants as a result of the treatment. It was also discovered that there was no significant difference in the mean gain scores of the participants on the basis of gender. Based on the findings, it was suggested that citizenship education that promote civic literacy and attachment for students should be organised regularly.

 

Key words: Effect, citizenship education components, social studies, civic literacy, attachment, upper basic.

Abbreviation

EFCC, Economic and Financial Crime Commission; ICPC, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences commission; NAO, National Orientation Agency;MAMSER, Mass Mobilization for Economic Recovery, Self-reliance and Social Justice; WAI, War Against Indiscipline.