NATIONAL VALUES EDUCATION
THEME – ELEMENTS OF SECURITY
PREVIOUS LESSON – Identification of Security Agencies – Functions of State Security Services (SSS) and Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) Primary 2 (Basic 2) Term 2 Week 9 Security Education
TOPIC – NIGERIAN MILITARY
2. Nigerian Military
3. Nigerian Military Force
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives –
1. identify the uniforms Nigerian military.
2. describe the Nigerian military.
3. differentiate between the functions of Nigerian military.
The pupils can identify the Nigerian military.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of chart showing Nigerian military.
METHOD OF TEACHING
Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.
Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
1. Scheme of Work
2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
3. Course Book
4. All Relevant Material
5. Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTION
A Security Agency is a government organisation which responsible for security intelligence activities within a nation.
Nigerian military is one of the security agencies owned and managed by federal government.
NIGERIAN MILITARY AS A SECURITY AGENCY
Nigerian military is one of the security agencies that protect and defence Nigerian sovereignty.
The Nigerian military is one of the largest uniformed combat services in Africa. According to Global Firepower, the Nigerian Armed Forces are the 4th most powerful military in Africa, and ranked 35th in the world.
The President of Nigeria is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. While the Chief of the Defence Staff is the operational head.
It consists of three uniformed service branches:
1. Nigerian Army
2. Nigerian Navy
3. Nigerian Air Force
FUNCTIONS OF NIGERIAN MILITARY
The functions of Nigerian military are as follows:
1. To maintain the territorial integrity of Nigeria by securing its borders from violation on land, sea, or air.
2. To defend country from external aggression.
3. To protect the country’s borders.
4. To defence the sovereignty.
5. To restore order in cases of emergency or insurrection.
6. To perform any other duties directed by the president or National Assembly’s Act.
LESSON 2 – STRUCTURE OF NIGERIAN MILITARY
The Nigerian Armed Forces are composed of three services – Army, Navy and Air Force. Each of the three services has a Service Chief and the Office of Chief of Defence Staff coordinates the joint activities.
The Army, Navy and the Air Force each have a corresponding Medical Corps/Services and headed by the Corps Commander Medical (Army) and Director Medical Service (Navy and Air Force).
THE NIGERIAN ARMY
The Nigerian Army is the land force of the Nigerian Armed Forces. It is governed by the Nigerian Army Council. The Chief of Army Staff is the highest.
THE NIGERIAN NAVY
The Nigerian Army is the water force of the Nigerian Armed Forces. It is governed by Chief of the Naval Staff, who exercises full command of the Nigerian Navy.
The Chief of the Naval Staff is the highest ranking military officer of the Nigerian Navy.
THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCE
The Nigerian Army is the air force of the Nigerian Armed Forces. It is the youngest of the Nigerian Military Forces.
The Chief of the Air Staff is the highest ranking military officer of the Nigerian Air Force.
LESSON 3 – REVISION AND WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
2. Teacher organizes the pupils in groups depending on the size of the class.
3. Teacher displays chart showing Nigeria Military – The army, navy and air forces.
4. Teacher allows the pupils to identify each of the armed force by name.
Pupil’s Activities – The pupils identify the Nigerian armed forces by their names.
5. Teacher guides the pupils to identify and describe the unique features among the armed forces.
Pupil’s Activities – The pupils identify the unique features of the Nigerian army (land), navy (water) and air force (air).
6. Teacher uses the pupil’s relevant responses to introduce the lesson and leads a class discussion on the Nigerian military.
Pupil’s Activities – The pupils pay attention to the lesson introduction to be able participate actively in the class discussion.
7. Teacher explains the functions of Nigerian military.
Pupil’s Activities – The pupils listen to the teacher’s explanation and used them to appreciate and analyze the importance of Nigerian military.
8. Summarizes the lesson on the board using appropriate lesson evaluation.
Pupil’s Activities – The pupils participate actively in lesson summary by responding correctly to the questions and write as instructed.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Teacher asks pupils to –
1. describe the Nigerian military.
2. state the three branches of Nigerian military.
3. mention the main unique feature of the Nigerian army, navy and air force.
4. list three functions of Nigerian military.
WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)
1. _______ is one of the security agencies that protect and defence Nigerian sovereignty.
A. Nigerian police
B. Nigerian custom
C. Nigerian military
2. _______ are the branches of Nigerian military.
A. NAFDAC, FRSC and NDLEA
B. LASTMA, NSCDC and DSS
C. ARMY, NAVY and AIR FORCE
3. Nigerian army is also as _______.
A. Water force
B. Air force
C. Land force
4. _______ is known referred as water force.
A. Nigerian army
B. Nigerian Air force
C. Nigerian Navy
5. The part of Nigerian military that operates in the air is known as _______.
A. Nigerian army
B. Nigerian Air force
C. Nigerian Navy
6. _______ is the Commander of the Armed Forces.
A. Local Government Chairman
B. The State Governor
C. The President
7. The Nigerian military is not one of the largest uniformed combat services in Africa.
8. With help of _______, Nigeria territorial integrity is secured from external attack on land, sea and in the air.
A. Nigerian University
B. Nigeria Custom
C. Nigerian Military
9. Match the following with the correct feature.
The Nigerian Army ………….. Air
The Nigerian Air Force …….. Water
The Nigerian Navy ………….. Land
10. Nigerian military is also known as Nigerian Armed Forces.