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The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn - Gloria Steinem

The act of unlearning is an excellent form of learning. Infact, you will need the skills of unlearning if you intend to become an expert in your desired field.

Do yourself a favor by unlearning, learning and re-learning on a daily basis

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much - Jim Rohn

There's something special about you. It doesn't matter whether you work for a company or someone; what matters is the amount of investment you've made on yourself.

Investing in yourself is the best life plan you can design for your future

Smile - Len Academy

Peace begins with a smile - Mother Teresa

Never underestimate the power of your smile. It can lift up the depressed, improve the mood of the downtrodden and even discourage a suicidal attack. Also remember that your smile makes you more beautiful

Smile always for your own good and the good of others

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change - Carl Rogers

To perfect your learning process, you must learn, unlearn and re-learn. Infact, we all need to learn how to unlearn those vices we know about ourselves.

Do you know that seeing the devastating consequences of vices (perhaps in movies or real-life) can initiate the unlearning processes in one who does such?

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can - Arthur Ashe

Start now. You've got all it takes to achieve greatness, so no environment can limit you. Just begin something, give in your best and don't stop.

Remember, don't stop giving your best if you truly desire greatness. Nothing can stop you except yourself


A legal process through which a citizen of one country gains citizenship into another country is termed _____.

  • A. International pass

  • B. Residential pass

  • C. Nationalization

  • D. Naturalization

  • E. Green card

  • F. Internationalization

ANSWER: Naturalization

Naturalization is a legal process through which a citizen of one country gains citizenship into another country.

Understand that an individual may have dual citizenship or even more. This can be achieved via three major ways. These are:

  1. Birth

  2. Naturalization

  3. Marriage

You can read more on the concepts of citizen resident here

A total estimation of a person's character and quality especially by those who know such person is termed _____.

  • A. Identity

  • B. Individual assessment

  • C. Behavior

  • D. Reputation

  • E. Principle

  • F. Cross examination

ANSWER: Reputation

Reputation can simply be defined as a complete or total estimation of a person's character and quality especially by those who know such person.

Meanwhile, understand that everyone has got a reputation 'but not everyone has got good reputation'. To this end, reputation can be put into two. These are:

  1. Good reputation

  2. Bad reputation

Please read more on reputation here

The following factors will promote cooperation except _____.

  • A. Achievement of a personal goal

  • B. Achievement of a common goal

  • C. Understanding the common goal

  • D. Understanding one another

  • E. Equality

  • F. None of the above options

ANSWER: None of the above options

Options A through E are all factors that will promote cooperation.

Cooperation is defined as the process of coming together, working together and helping one another to achieve a common goal. It is fostered or promoted by various factors.

Please read more on the factors that promote cooperation here

Which of the following is not a benefit of honesty?

  • A. Respect and admiration is earned from other people

  • B. It makes one eligible for a greater responsibility

  • C. Honestly on oneself can eliminate negative peer pressure

  • D. It fosters a form of emotional, social and spiritual connection

  • E. Honestly leads to social segregation

  • F. Practicing honesty can favor goodwill

ANSWER: Honestly leads to social segregation

Honesty does not lead to social segregation, rather it earns one a form of connection and trust from other people.

Please read on honesty and its benefits here

The attribute of honesty whereby a person is truthful, open and upright in whatever he or she does is termed _____.

  • A. Transparency

  • B. Contentment

  • C. Loyalty

  • D. Goodness

  • E. Reliability

  • F. Sincerity

ANSWER: Transparency

A person is said to be transparent when he or she is truthful, open and upright.

Please read more on the attributes of honesty here

Which of the following statement is incorrect regarding community service?

  • A. It is synonymous to volunteer service

  • B. It is defined as a service performed by an individual or group of people for the benefit of the community or its institutions without any form of payment

  • C. It can be done in any part of the world

  • D. Schools, churches and NGOs can carry out community service

  • E. Participating in community service can improve one's curriculum vitae

  • F. It may eradicate certain vectors wherever it is done

ANSWER: It is synonymous to volunteer service

Community service isn't the same thing as volunteer service (although both may be related)

  • Community service is defined as a service performed by an individual or group of people for the benefit of the community or its institutions without any form of payment.

Conversely, volunteer service is done out of one's own will, unlike community service which can be forced upon a person; for instance, an inmate or a traffic offender.

Please read more on community and volunteer service here

The following are consequences of cultism except _____.

  • A. Untimely death of members

  • B. They become feared by everyone

  • C. Expulsion of students involved in cultism from secondary and tertiary educational institutions

  • D. A cultist may go mad due to their brutal initiation processes

  • E. Cultists may end up as assassins, hired killers and robbers

  • F. They may end up bringing disgrace to themselves, their loved ones and families

ANSWER: They become feared by everyone

Cultism - Len Academy

Cultists are not feared by everyone. Infact, they are haunted by rival cult groups, security personnels like the police, army, vigilantes and so on.

Please read more on the consequences and solutions to cultism here

Concerning cultism in Nigeria, the motto of the pyrates and magnificent seven was _____.

  • A. Against all odds

  • B. Against all limitations

  • C. Against all barriers

  • D. Against all enemies

  • E. Against all conventions

  • F. Against all evils

ANSWER: Against all conventions

In Nigeria, cultism begin in 1952 when Wole Soyinka (now a professor and nobel price winner) alongside six friends of his decided to distinguish themselves from other students in the prestigious University of Ibadan.

To achieve their aim, they called themselves the pyrates and magnificent seven and had the motto 'against all conventions'; with their logo comprising a skull and two limb bones crossed in the form of X.

Magnificent Seven - Len Academy
Photo of the Magnificent seven

Please read more on the history of cultism.in Nigeria here

Regarding honesty, the following statements are correct except _____.

  • A. The act of honesty goes beyond not telling a lie

  • B.  Loyalty is a requirement for honesty

  • C. A honest person is truthful to himself and others

  • D. A person may say a truth and yet be dishonest

  • E. A person becomes dependable when he or she is honest

  • F. None of the above

ANSWER: None of the above

The answer is 'None of the above' because options A through E are correct in regards to honesty.

Honesty is the act of being truthful, first to yourself and then to others, regardless the end result.

Please read more on Honesty explained with its attributes here

Which of the following statement is false concerning illiteracy?

  • A. Medical issues like dyslexia and dysorthographia does not contribute to illiteracy in developing nations

  • B. A person who can read and write in Chinese Language but not in English Language is not considered as an illiterate

  • C. According to statistics, about 30% of the world population are illiterate

  • D. A lack of awareness can result to illiteracy

  • E. Cultures that prohibit the education of a girl child will promote illiteracy

  • F. Illiteracy generally has a negative effect on the societies or communities where they exist

ANSWER: Medical issues like dyslexia and  dysorthographia does not contribute to illiteracy in developing nations

Medical problems like dyslexia, dysorthographia, blindness, deafness and dumbness may contribute to illiteracy in developing countries.

  • Dyslexia implies a situation whereby children have difficulty in reading.

  • Dysorthographia implies a learning disability where children have difficulty in writing.

Please read more on illiteracy here

The following are consequences of illiteracy except _____.

  • A. Increased crime within the society

  • B. Increased rate of child marriage

  • C. Frustration

  • D. Illiterate people may lack knowledge of their fundamental human rights; and thus may not exercise it

  • E. Illiteracy promotes illiteracy

  • F. Illiteracy promotes cooperation although the people lack education

ANSWER Illiteracy promotes cooperation although the people lack education

The consequences of illiteracy in a nation or society are generally negative (bad).

In simple terms, the promotion of cooperation within the people of a nation is not a function of illiterate. In fact, people need to be knowledgeable on cooperation in order to better do things that foster it.

You can read more on the consequences of illiterate here

Which of the following is not a fundamental human rights?

  • A. Right to Nationality

  • B. Right to proper Standard of Living

  • C. Right to Behave however we want

  • D. Right to be Happy

  • E. Right to Pay Tax

  • F. Right to become a Celibate

ANSWER: Right to Behave however we want

We don't have a right to behave however we want because we are guided by the constitution. As an instance, we can't covet our neighbors' property because we've got a Right to Movement.

Please read on all your fundamental human rights here.

Which of the following isn't a characteristics statement of the human rights?

  • A. They are fundamental

  • B. They are inalienable

  • C. They are non-discriminatory

  • D. They are indivisible

  • E. They are universal

  • F. They are unconnected or separate

ANSWER: They are unconnected or separate

A major characteristics of the human rights is its interconnectedness.

Human rights are interconnected because they depend on one another. For instance, you need a right to a home before you can go to school (right to education).

Please read more on your fundamental human rights here.

A young boy places his values on education; and does everything possible to achieve his educational dreams. This type of value is referred to as _____ value.

  • A. Educational
  • B. Academic
  • C. Positive
  • D. Intrinsic
  • E. Innate
  • F. School

ANSWER: Positive Value

A positive value has everything to do with those qualities that are good for oneself and the society at large.

Other types of values are:

  • Negative values
  • Intrinsic value

Please read on Types of Values here

Which of the followings is NOT a correct definition for values in Civic Education?

  • A. Value is a more personal measure of worth
  • B. Value is the esteemed quality which a person attaches to certain ideas, beliefs or principle
  • C. Value is a laid down rule and standard that influences our relationship with people
  • D. Value is the standard principle that is supported by individuals and the society they live in
  • E. None of the above
  • F. All of the above

ANSWER: None of the above

'None of the above' is the correct answer because all the definitions are correct.

Please read on Meaning and Types of values here

The act of always telling the truth to others and oneself is best referred to as _____.

  • A. Loyalty
  • B. Discipline
  • C. Faithfulness
  • D. Honesty
  • E. Godliness
  • F. Goodness

ANSWER: Honesty

Honesty is the best usable term when it comes to saying the truth on every occasion

Read more on Honesty here

Which of the following is NOT a consequence of dishonesty?

  • A. Loss of reputation
  • B. Imprisonment
  • C. Loss of sympathy
  • D. Loss of customers
  • E. Being disgraced
  • D. Being cursed

ANSWER: Loss of Sympathy

'Loss of Sympathy' has nothing to do with the consequences of dishonesty

Please read on Attributes and Benefits of honesty here

The cooperation seen among the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) is best classified as _____.

  • A. Social cooperation
  • B. Community cooperation
  • C. Financial cooperation
  • D. Religious cooperation
  • E. Trade cooperation
  • F. Idiopathic cooperation

ANSWER: Trade Cooperation

Trade cooperation implies the coming together of members of the same trade towards achieving the common goal and development of their trade.

Trade cooperation is also referred to as occupational cooperation.

Other examples of trade cooperations in Nigeria include:

  • Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)
  • Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
  • Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

Which of the following statement is incorrect concerning cooperation?

  • A. Division of Labor is a form of Cooperation
  • B. Cooperation is a process of coming together
  • C. Cooperation is aimed at achieving a common goal
  • D. Cooperation is a form of social interaction
  • E. Indirect Cooperation is a type of Cooperation
  • F. None the above options

ANSWER: None of the above options

None of the above implies that all the options are correct with regards to Cooperation.

Please read more on cooperation here

Which of the following is not a pressure group?

  • A. Armed Forces Ruling Group (AFRP)
  • B. Boys Brigade
  • C. Academic Staff union of Universities (ASUU)
  • D.Girls Guide Movement
  • E. Red Cross Society

ANSWER: Armed Forces Ruling Group (AFRP)

A pressure group is any formal and organized body with a common interest and whose aim is to put pressure on any government institution with the goal of influencing government policies and laws to their own advantage.

Please read on pressure group here.

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Civic Education topics

Cooperation in civic education What is Honesty? Who is a Dishonest Person? Consequences of Dishonesty Cultism: Characteristics of Cultism Cultism: Reasons why people join Cults Illiteracy - Causes of Illiteracy Responsibilities, Duties and Obligations of a Citizen What is Civic Responsibility and Who is a Citizen? Reputation: How to build a good reputation Cooperation - Factors that promote Cooperation Cooperation: Types of Cooperation


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