TERM: FIRST TERM
SUBJECT: CIVIC EDUCATION
CLASS: SS 3
Community Service:This is the service we offer or render at free will. They are activities people engage in to develop their society and thereby make life better for themselves and other members of the society.
Community service which is an act of charity to others can be done individually or in group. A very good means through which the youths are made to engage in community development service in Nigeria is the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). NYSC was established by decree number 24 on 22nd May, 1973 by the then military head of state General Yakubu Gowon, shortly after the civil war that ended in the year 1970. General Yakubu Gowon established the NYSC as part of his policy of reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation. With the NYSC scheme, corps members are posted to different states in Nigeria and they have participated in community development service through their various community development service (CDS) groups.
Community service exists in various forms:
IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
Fundamentals of Civic Education for Senior Secondary Schools Book 3, Sola Akinyemi.
Explain five importance of community service in developing the society.
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