10 Major Local Civic Problems In The Society

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1. Nationalism And Major/ World Civic Problems
2. Major Local Civc Problems In The Society

Nationalism And Major/World Civic Problems

Nationalism is a person’s great love for his country. It is often associated with the belief that a particular nation is better than any other nation. Nationalism can equally be defined as the desire by a group of people who share the same race, culture, language, etc.

To form an independent country. It is a feeling of love for and pride in your country. Americans are known for the great love they have for their country. Ghanaians are also known for deep sense of nationalism.

Nationalism is often assoiated with selfishness because people tend to love their country at the expense of other countries. People who love their country so much tend to develop prejudice against other nations and it is this prejudice that leads to hatred which is at the root of most problems the world is having today.

Adolf Hitler ordered the killing of millions of jews in World War 11 because of German nationalism and deep hatred for jews. It was the sense of nationalism and hatred between the Hutus and Tutsis that caused the Rwandan genocide.

In fact, nationalism can be linked with many civic problems the world is having today.

Major Local Civic Problems In The Society WAEC 2015

There are many problems being experienced today in the world and in our immediate environment.

Some of these civic problems are so severe that they are threatening the veru existence of mankind.
Some of the civic problems we experience locally here are:

1. Poverty:

Most of the developing countries in the world today are experiencing poverty.

In some African Countries, childern go to bed without food. Human beings still die out of hunger. In some parts of our country, there is still abject poverty. This is more severe in the villages. Children are malnourished without any hope of a adequate meal. This is why eradication of extreme poverty and hunger is one of the key points of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

2. Diseases:

This is another civic problem revaging our country. Children still die of measles, whooping cough and mal-nutrition. There is also the HIV/AIDS scourge.

Thousands of people die every year from the disease without any hope of a permanent cure.

Our environment is mosquito infested and people, especially children, die of malaria in their thousands. From time to time, cholera breaks out in the third world countries. Cancer equally kills so many people and there is still no permanent cure.

3. Over Population:

There is also the problem of over- population. The population is increasing every day without a corresponding increase in resources. People flock to the cities in search of jobs that are not available and swell the population.

This creates the problem of shelter because many people are chasing few houses. The rents of the available houses are hiked up by the landlords, inadequacy of basic social amenities like electricity, water, hospitals, schools, etc.

4. Unemployment:

As the population is increasing, our youths graduate from the Universities every year in great numbers. Many of them are not skilled to start any business on their own, so, they join the employment martek. The number of unemployed youths is alarming. This has caused the Federal Government to start some propgrammes to help the youth.

The national directorate of employment is in charge of this but they need to do more.

5. Armed Robbery/Kidnapping:

Due to unemployment and the desire to get rich quickly, our virile youths are taking to armed robbery and kidnapping. They are always killed by the police while they terrorize our neigborhoods.

Sometimes, banks close for days because of the fear of armed robbers. Violent robbery has wanted the lives of a great number of people in our country. People are afriad of going to their villages for fear of being kidnapped.

6. Drug Abuse And Addiction:

Many young people are hooked an drug ranging from indian hemp to cocaine, heroine and other dangerous subtances. This makes them drop out of school while some of become mad and end up in psychiatric hospitals. This is very disheartening, because our future leaders have become drug abusers and addicts.

7. Trafficking In Person:

In Nigeria and other third world countries,girls are deceived into believing they are going to work abroad, especially Europe, but they end up as prostitutes. There is still child labour in third world countries and children are made to work for long hours for their master without the opportuanity of schooling.

This is another form of slavery. Some organizations such as WOMAN TRAFFICKING AND CHILD LABOUR ERADICATION FOUNDATION {WOTCLEF} AND NATIONAL AGENCY FOR PROHIBIT ON OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS{NAPTIP} are working hard to stamp out this problem in nigeria.

8. Illiteracy:

As a result of widespread poverty in Africa, many children do not go to school. They grow up and become envious of those who are educated. These illlitrates are easily manipulated and used by some religious extremists to cause havoc in the country.

Efforts should be made by the government to ensure that education is compulsory for every child up to secondary school level.

9. Electoral Malpratices:

These are irresponsible acts performed by the electoral body, politicial parties, candidates or the electorate which are capable of influencing the popular opinion of the electorate and the smooth conduct of the elections in a country.

Some leaders do not want to relinquish power, they, therefore, try to bribe the electoral commission officials to falsify figures during elections in their favour. This has led to the killing of political opponents, riots, demonstrations and sometimes full scale war.

This is a serious civic problem, especially in African countries such as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe, etc.

10. Corruption:

Corruption is dishonest and illegal behaviour by people in position of authority or power. People give and take bribes and provision of services are over inflated by government officials.

Corruption has destroyed planning and all developmental programmes of government. We must say no to corruption.