10 Major Local And Global Civic Problems In The Society

Major Local And Global Civic Problems In The Society

Table Of Contents

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

3. Identification of local and world civic problems

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 their deep sense of nationalism.

Nationalism is often associated 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 a 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.

Nationalism can be linked with many civic problems the world is having today.

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Major Local Civic Problems In The Society WAEC 2015

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

Some of these civic problems are so severe that they are threatening the very 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, children 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 an adequate meal. This is why the 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 ravaging our country. Children still die of measles, whooping cough, and malnutrition. 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 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 overpopulation. 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 a 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.

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4. Unemployment:

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

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 afraid of going to their villages for fear of being kidnapped.

6. Drug Abuse And Addiction:

Many young people have hooked on drugs ranging from Indian hemp to cocaine, heroin, and other dangerous substances. This makes them drop out of school and some of them 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 in Europe, but they end up as prostitutes. There is still child labor in third-world countries and children are made to work for long hours for their master’s without the opportunity 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.

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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 illiterates 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 the secondary school level.

9. Electoral Malpractices:

These are irresponsible acts performed by the electoral body, political 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 favor. 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 the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe, etc.

10. Corruption:

Corruption is dishonest and illegal behavior by people in positions of authority or power. People give and take bribes and the provision of services is overinflated by government officials.

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


Identification Of Local And World Civic Problems

  1. Overpopulation is one of the things that is affecting the world.
  2. Religion is another major problem that we face today in the things that cause problems and division in most countries.
  3. Racism is another problem that we are facing especially towards blacks.
  4. Drug trafficking is another problem.
  5. Human trafficking cause problem too.
  6. Arms trafficking.
  7. Water pollution is another problem.
  8. Air pollution is causing problems.
  9. Drain problem.
  10. The burning of natural resources is part of today’s problem.
  11. Earth pollution.
  12. Power control causes a lot of problems.
  13. Power and status cause a lot of discrimination.
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