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In today’s Religious and National Values class, we will be focusing on Revision



As students, if there is a moment that you can look forward to to refresh your memory before writing your exams, is the Revision period. And because Revision is a very important step in fostering adequate preparations for examinations, it is important to enjoy it.

Let’s take a look at some of the topics we’ve covered so far. 

Marriage Customs And Practices 

Marriage is the union of a man and woman as husband and wife. Marriage does not just happen. A number of steps lead to marriage. First, the man and the woman meet. This usually takes place:

  • In social gatherings like parties.
  • Where they live.
  • At school.
  • In religious gatherings.
  • When their families come together in village or town ceremonies.
  • In their places of work.

The marriage ceremony is the last stage. The ceremony takes any suitable form. Generally, the preparation and the actual ceremony take this form: 1 A special place, usually a big hall, is arranged for a party.

  • The lady gets a wedding dress and the man gets a suit. The couple’s parents, friends and relatives also get their dresses ready.
  • The first part of the ceremony is often a religious ceremony performed by religious leaders.
  • Music is also arranged for the event.
  • The couple makes their relationship officially recognized, by going to the marriage registry to get an official marriage certificate.

The families of both the suitor and the bride-to-be provide useful advice to both of them on how to go about the task of selecting a suitable husband or wife.

The family of the bride-to-be tries to get some important information about the man, such as his character, his background, and his family. The family of the suitor also does the same.

The lady’s family and other relations meet to make useful suggestions on how to plan the marriage ceremony, and suggest steps to be followed in order to organize a successful marriage ceremony.

National Service 

National Service is what we do to make our country better, including doing extraordinary things done as a citizen of a country. 

National Service to your country is when you have done something that is very good for the country or that makes the country proud. 

As a result of National Service, the government of the country can give the citizen a national honour. 

National Honours are the highest honours or awards that a citizen can receive from his or her country for service to the country.

For example, a citizen may receive a national honour for inventing something useful to other citizens of the country, for performing well in an important job or for writing a brilliant book.

The Nigerian government decides which citizens get honours. Everyone may not always agree on who deserves national honours. Sometimes the person receiving the honour may decide that he or she does not want it. 

In 2004, the famous Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe, was awarded a national honour by the Nigerian government but he rejected it because he was disappointed with the way the government was ruling Nigeria at the time.

There are different kinds of honours that a citizen may receive in Nigeria. 

These honours have ranks, meaning that some are higher than others. The national honours that we have in Nigeria are :​

  • Member of the Order of the Niger (MON)
  • Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR)
  • Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON)
  • Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR)

Roles Played By Family 

A family is a group of two or more persons related by birth, marriage, or adoption who live together; all such related persons are considered as members of one family. For instance, if an older married couple, their daughter and her husband and two children, and the older couple’s nephew all lived in the same house or apartment; they would all be considered members of a single family.

However, apart from a mother, father, and children, we still have other people who are considered members of a family. 

In some circumstances, the extended family comes to live either with or in place of a member of the immediate family. These families include, in one household or close proximity, relatives in addition to an immediate family. An example would be an elderly parent who moves in with his or her children due to old age. 

In the family, the father performs the following roles:

  1. Providing love and care for the wife and children.
  2. Providing moral guidance for the children.
  3. Supplying the basic necessities of life such as food, shelter and clothing for the family.
  4. Providing the children with quality education.

In the family, the mother performs the following roles:

  1. Giving birth to children.
  2. Cooking for the family.
  3. Keeping the house and the surroundings clean.
  4. Assisting the husband financially when necessary.
  5. Seeing to the moral education of the children.

The children perform the following roles in the family:

  1. Obeying the parents and other adults.
  2. Assisting in performing household chores, particularly in the kitchen, garden and laundry.
  3. Running errands for older members of the family.
  4. Maintaining the good tradition of the family.
  5. Keeping the family name alive.

Just like a father, mother and children, other people in the family love and care for one another, show concern for one another. They Promote peace, equity and justice.

We hope you enjoyed today’s class. In our next class, we will be talking about Advantages and Disadvantages of Peer Group.

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