Meaning of Citizenship

Government SSS 1 Third Term


Meaning of Citizenship

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to know:

  i. Meaning of citizenship.

  ii.  Methods of acquisition of citizenship.

  iii. Rights, duties and obligations of a citizen.

  iv. Differences between a citizen and a non-citizen.


A citizen is a legal member of a state with full constitutional or legal rights in the country in which he or she resides.

Methods of Acquisition of Citizenship

1. By birth: A person is a citizen by birth if either of his parents, mother or father is a citizen of a country.

2. By naturalization: Somebody can become a citizen of a country where he lives through constitutional requirements for naturalization, if satisfied.

3. Marriage or registration: If a.... View More

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