Government – SS1, SS2 & SS3 Curriculum; Scheme of Work; Lesson Notes and Evaluation Tests
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ASSURE Educational Services has put-together the scheme of work on Government – SS1, SS2 and SS3 based on the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO. All the topics highlighted in the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO have been accommodated in our Scheme of Work.
End of term Assessment Tests in SS1, SS2 and SS3 alongside Overall Assessment Tests are available. Schools may adopt our scheme of work because of its simplicity and ease of monitoring of academic activities.
The Scheme of Work stated below is inexhaustible. Schools are encouraged to input weeks and periods of completion of topics in accordance with the academic calendar, number of students and available classes.
SS1 Government – 1st Term Scheme of Work
|SS1||1st Term||ELEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT||Definition and Scope of Government||(i) Government as an institution of the state.
(ii) Government as a process or the art of governing.
(iii) Government as an academic field of study
|Definition of Basic Concepts||(i) Power (ii) Authority (iii) State (iv) Nation
(v) Legitimacy (vi) Sovereignty (vii) Democracy
(viii) Political culture and political socialization
(x) Socialism (xi) Communism (xii) Capitalism
|Types and Characteristics Of Government||(i) Unitary
(iii) Presidential system
(iv) Parliamentary or Cabinet system
(vi) Monarchy and Republicanism
|Constitutions and Constitutionalism||(i) Definition and sources
SS1 Government 1st Term Lesson Notes
Lesson One: Definition and Scope of Government – Click Here!
Lesson Two: Definition of Basic Concepts – Click Here!
Lesson Three: Constitutions and Constitutionalism – Click Here!
Lesson Four: Types and Characteristics Of Government – Click Here!
Evaluation Tests on SS1 Government 1st Term Lesson Notes – Click Here!
SS1 Government – 2nd Term Scheme of Work
|SS1||2nd Term||ELEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT||The Structure and Organisation Of Government||(i) The Executive
(ii) The Legislature
(iii) The Judiciary
|Some Basic Principles Of Government||(i) Rule of Law
(ii) Fundamental Human Rights
(iii) Separation of power/Checks and Balances
(iv) Representative government
(v) Political Participation
(vii) Centralization and Decentralization of Government
(viii) Delegated Legislation
|Political Parties||Definition, organisation, functions and types|
|Party System||Types and characteristics|
|Pressure Groups||Definition, types, characteristics, mode of
operation and functions
SS1 Government 2nd Term Lesson Notes
Lesson 1: Organs of Government
Lesson 2: The Executive
Lesson 3: The Judiciary
Lesson 4: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Power)
Lesson 5: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Authority)
Lesson 6: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Legitimacy)
Lesson 7: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Sovereignty)
Lesson 8: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Democracy)
Lesson 9: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Political Culture)
Lesson 10: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Political Socialisation)
Lesson 11: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Communalism)
Lesson 12: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Socialism)
Lesson 13: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Capitalism)
Lesson 14: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Communism)
Lesson 15: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Feudalism)
Lesson 16: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Totalitarianism and Fascism)
Lesson 17: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (State and Nation)
Lesson 18: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (The Rule of Law)
Lesson 19: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Fundamental Human Rights)
Lesson 20: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Constitutionalism)
Lesson 21: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Political Participation)
Lesson 22: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Representative Government)
Lesson 23: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Centralisation and Decentralisation)
Lesson 24: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Separation of Powers)
Lesson 25: Basic Concepts and Principles of Government (Delegated Legislation)
Lesson 26: Political Parties – Click Here!
Lesson 27: Party Systems – Click Here!
Lesson 28: Pressure Groups – Click Here!
SS1 Government – 3rd Term Scheme of Work
|SS1||3rd Term||ELEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT||The Electoral Process||(i)
b. meaning of suffrage
c. history of the evolution of suffrage
d. types of suffrage
e. purposes of holding elections
(ii) Types of electoral systems – characteristics, advantages and
disadvantages of electoral systems.
(iii) Organisation of elections – features of free and fair elections,
stages of elections.
(iv) Electoral commission – The electoral commission and other
officials – their functions, problems etc.
|Public Opinion||Definition, formation, measurement and functions|
|Public Administration||(A) Civil Service:
(i) Meaning, characteristics, functions and structure of civil service.
(ii) Personnel Administration in the civil service – civil service commission
– functions, relationship between the civil servants and political executives.(B) Public Corporations:
(i) Definition, purposes and functions of public corporation.
(ii) Structure and organisation.
(iii) Control – types of control, reasons for control.
(iv) Problems of public corporations and solutions.
(v) Commercialization, Privatization and Deregulation of Public corporations.(C) Local Government:
(i) Local government Administration.
(ii) Meaning, purposes and functions; types of systems.
(iii) Sources of revenue.
(iv) Relationship with State/Federal government.
(v) Control – types of the federal/State government Control of Local
(vi) Problems of local government and suggested solutions.
SS2 Government – 1st Term Scheme of Work
|SS2||1st Term||POLITICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN WEST AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS||Pre-Colonial Political Systems In Nigeria||(i) Hausa/Fulani
(a) the structural organisation of the emirate.
(b) the role played by the Emir and his assistants in government.
(ii) The lgbo
(a) the structural organisation of the Igbo political system.
(b) the major political institutions and their role e.g.
age-grades, Ama-ala, title holders, etc.
(iii) The Yoruba
(a) the structural organisation of the Yoruba political system.
(b) the functions of various political institutions.
|Colonial Administration||(i) (a) Principles of British Colonial Administration in Nigeria.
(b) Explain these terms:
i. crown colony
iii indirect rule.
(ii) British Colonial Administration in practice.
(a) Central Administration.
(b) Native Administration (North, East, West).
(iii) French Colonial Administration in practice – Assimilation and association.
(iv) Impact of colonial rule on political, economic and social development of the territories.
(v) Comparison of French and British colonial policies of administration
|Nationalism in Nigeria||(i) meaning of nationalism.
(ii) the factors that led to the rise and growth of nationalism in Nigeria.
(iii) the effects of nationalism on Nigeria
SS2 Government – 2nd Term Scheme of Work
|SS2||2nd Term||POLITICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN WEST AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS||Constitutional Development In Nigeria During the Pre-Independence Constitution||The background, the main features and the merits and demerits of the following constitutions:
(i) the Clifford constitution, 1922
(ii) the Richard constitution, 1946
(iii) the Macpherson constitution, 1951
(iv) the Lyttleton constitution, 1954
|Constitutional Developments Leading To Independence and After||The background, the main features and the merits and demerits of the following constitutions:
(i) the independence constitution, 1960
(ii) the Republican constitution, 1963
(iii) the constitution of the 2nd Republic, 1979
(iv) the 1989 and 1999 constitutions
|Nigerian Federalism||(i) origin of Federalism in Nigeria.
(ii) nature and structure of Nigerian Federalism.
(iii) problems of Nigerian Federalism:
(a) revenue allocation.
(b) minority issues and the creation of states.
(c) inter-ethnic rivalry and issue of secession
|Development of Political Parties In Nigeria||The origin, organisational structure, objectives, successes and failures of the following parties:
(i) Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)
(ii) The Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM)
(iii) The National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons/Citizens (NCNC)
(iv) Action Group (AG)
(v) Northern People’s Congress (NPC)
(vi) Smaller Parties (e.g. NEPU, UMBC, NNDP. NDC. etc)
(vii) National Party of Nigeria (NPN)
(viii) Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN)
(ix) Nigeria Peoples Party (NPP)(ix) Nigeria People’s Party (NPP)
(x) Great Nigeria Peoples Party (GNPP)
(xi) Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)
(xii) Nigeria Advance Party (NAP)
(xiii) Social Democratic Party (SDP)
(xiv) The National Republican Convention (NRC)
(xv) Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN)
(xvi) Grassroot Democratic Movement (GDM)
(xvii) United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP)
(xviii) Congress for National Consensus (CNC)
(xix) National Centre Party of Nigeria (NCPN)
(xx) Alliance for Democracy (AD)
(xxi) All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP)
(xxii) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
(xxiii) All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA)
(xxiv) National Democratic Party (NDP)
(xxv) United Nigeria People’s Party (UNPP)
(xxvi) African Renaissance Party (ARP)
(xxvii) All People’s Liberation Party (APLP)
(xxviii) Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP)
(xxix) Community Party of Nigeria (CPN)
(xxx) Democratic Alternative (DA)
(xxxi) Green Party (CP)
(xxxii) Justice Party (JP)
(xxxiii) Liberation Democratic Party of Nigeria (LDPN)
(xxxiv) Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN)
(xxxv) Movement for Democracy (MD)
(xxxvi) National Action Council (NAC)
(xxxvii) National Conscience Party (NCP)
(xxxviii) National Democratic Movement (NDM)
(xxxix) National Reformation Parry (NRP)
(xL) National Mass Movement of Nigeria (NMMN)
(xLi) New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP)
(xLii) New Democrats (ND)
(xLiii Nigeria Advance Party (NAP)
(xLiv) Nigeria People’s Conscience (NPC)
(xLv) Party for Social Democracy(PSD)
(xLvi) People’s Mandate Party (PMP)
(xLvii) People’s Redemption Party (PRP)
(xLviii) Progressive Action Congress (PAC)
(xlix) Progressive Action of Nigeria (PAN)
(L) Labour Party (LP)
(Li) Congress for Progressive Change (CPC)
(Lii) Accord Party
(Liii) Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN)
(Liv) Fresh Party (FP)
(Lv) African Democratic Congress (ADC)
SS2 Government – 3rd Term Scheme of Work
|SS2||3rd Term||POLITICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN WEST AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS||Major Political Crises In Nigeria||(i) Kano riots, 1953 – causes and political implications.
(ii) Census crisis, 1962/63 – major causes and reasons for inflating population result.
(iii) Action Group crisis, 1962- causes and political implications.
(iv) Electoral crisis in Nigeria.
(a) Federal elections, 1964
(b) Western Nigeria Election, 1965
(c) General elections, 1979
(d) General elections, 1983
(e) General elections, 1993
(f) Why elections are rigged in Nigeria.
(g) How to prevent mal-practices at elections.(v) Kaduna State executive/legislative crisis, 1981
(vi) The Nigerian civil war, 1967—1970
|Military Rule In Nigeria||(i) Military rule, 1966- 1975
(ii) Military rule, 1975- 1979
(iii) Military rule, 1983-1999
(a) reasons for intervention.
(b) roles of Government structures.
|Nigeria and the World||(i) The inter-dependence of nations.
(ii) Nigeria’s Foreign policy.
(a) factors that affect Nigeria’s foreign policy
(b) principles of Nigerian foreign policy.
(c) objectives of Nigerian foreign policy.
(iii) Africa as the centre piece of Nigeria’s foreign policy.
(iv) Nigeria and security functions in the World
|International Organisations||(i) African Union (AU)
(ii) The Common Wealth of Nations
(iii) Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
(iv) Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
(v) United Nations (UN)
(vi) African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA)
SS3 Government – 1st & 2nd Term Scheme of Work – Revision