Creating Effective Citizenship through Implementation of Citizenship Education in Secondary Schools: A Panacea for Good Governance in Nigeria

  • VE Okafor
  • FOF Onwudufor


Good governance has continued to be a mirage in Nigeria polity. Nigeria as a nation has been bedeviled with bad leadership and therefore missed opportunities since independence in 1960 to join the league of great nations of the world. Successive governments have not been sincere in the management of our national resources and treasuries in a manner that has resulted in unthinkable colossal loss of lives and opportunities for development and socio-economic advancement. The reason for this is not farfetched, some Nigerians are not effective citizens. Effective citizens must be created if we must have good governance and sustainable development. This can only be made possible if citizenship education in primary and secondary school curriculum is sincerely implemented. This paper examines the concepts of citizenship, citizenship education and good governance. It highlighted some factors that promote good governance and strategies of implementing citizenship education in Nigeria as a panacea to good governance in Nigeria.

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