Organization: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Organization Description: A teaching and research institution of higher learning. Obafemi Awolowo University is among first generation universities in Nigeria.
About the candidate
A graduate of Social Studies Education who teaches Citizenship Education. I prepare teachers-in-training with a view to upholding democratic principles and live as global citizen. Presently, I am investigating plausible ways of engaging young hearts in democratic lifestyles in Nigerian basic schools.
Why would I like to attend?
I would like to present a recent research result that describes Nigerians perception of Citizenship Education from my school (OAU, Ile-Ife, Nigeria).
As a nation, we suffered 26 years of military imposition. The fledgling democratic practice seems uncultured to most population – from family unit to institutions and governance itself, as words like ”by order”, ”management” etc are still conventionally used.
Civics / Citizenship Education taught in schools (from Elementary to tertiary) has not really impacted on the Nigerians hence, my interest in learning and interacting with experienced individuals from successful nations with Democratic Education on module-operand teaching and assessing the skills in young ones. Furthermore, the inclusion of it especially in school curricula as a school teacher.
It will be a great privilege to attend the conference and come back to initiate the utilization of ideas and exposures learnt from it.