Social Studies, JSS 1, Week 3

TopicUnsolicited Civic Responsibilities and Obligations of a Citizen

Contents:

  1. The meaning of Unsolicited obligations
  2. Examples of unsolicited civic obligations
  3. Duties of community to its citizens

Meaning of Unsolicited obligations

Unsolicited duties/obligations are the duties that we perform out of our sense of fair play and because we feel that doing them helps to maintain peace and order in the society.

Examples of unsolicited civic obligations

Examples of unsolicited civic obligations are:

  • Working through voluntary organizations. Examples of voluntary organizations are Red cross, boy’s scout etc.
  • Helping to  save lives by giving first aid treatment to accident victims
  • Helping to protect and conserve public resources
  • Helping old people and children to cross the main road to avoid accident
  • Cleaning the environment when necessary
  • Helping the poor and needy in the environment

Duties of the community to its citizens

The community also has duties to perform to its citizens. Some of them are:

  • Maintenance of peace and order: the community must maintain peace and order to prevent the outbreak of riots, unrest and war in the community
  • Protection of lives and properties: It is the duties of the community to protect the basic rights of its citizens. The community is also expected to protect its citizens from external attacks.
  • Provision of employment opportunities: the community is responsible for providing employment opportunities for its citizens, to improve the welfare of the member of the citizens.
  • Provision of social amenities: The community provides social amenities like good roads, electricity, pipe borne water for its citizens

The Importance of performing our duties

  • The performance of our duties will help to promote and ensures proper welfare of people in the community
  • Performing our duties promotes and ensures good conditions for social, economic, cultural and political development
  • Performing our duties helps to bring about progress peace,order and good government in the community
  • It brings about peace, harmony  and understanding among the people of the community
  • If the citizens perform their duties, the rights of the citizens will be protected.

Test and Exercise

  1. ———– are the duties that we perform out of our sense of fair play and because we feel that doing them helps to maintain peace and order in the society (a) civic duties (b) unsolicited obligations (c) solicited obligations (d) none of the above
  2. Performing our duties will bring about (a) promote welfare of the citizens (b) lawlessness (c) accidents (d) disappointment in the society
  3. It is the responsibilities of the community is to (a) provide amenities (b) provide employment (c) disregard the rights of the citizens (d) maintain peace and orderliness in the society
  4. All are unsolicited duties and obligation except (a)Helping to  save lives by giving first aid treatment to accident victims (b) Helping to protect and conserve public resources (c) paying of taxes (d) Helping old people and children to cross the main road to avoid accident
  5. It is good to render unsolicited obligation in the community. True /false  

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