Promoting Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Via Civic Education

Ajibola A. Lukman, Habiba Audu


Nothing in this world is so powerful as an idea whose time has come. In the face of ethical knowledge, skill disposition and sustainable development in Nigeria, civic education assumed central position. Idea of civic education in Nigerian curriculum is so powerful to the extent that each young Nigerian deserves its knowledge. On this basis, this paper describes civic education as an underpinning factor for individual and social development of our nation. The paper analyzes the fabric between civic education and social development towards blending and interfacing local wisdom with global knowledge, values and skills, which will develop the young Nigerian to become a citizen of this country as well as a citizen of the global village. The paper points to the fact that civic education is central to shaping attitudes and social interaction and both are critical to addressing issues surrounding sustainable development. To this end, the paper concludes that sustainable development requires civic knowledge, civic skills and civic disposition. It is therefore recommended that civic education should be seen as an engine for development in which states, individuals, communities, and businesses partake in providing sustainable development.

Keywords: Sustainable development, civic education, national development, individual progress.

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