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GOVERNMENT ‘S MAIN SERVICES I

TITLE: LESSON NOTE ON CIVIC EDUCATION

SUBJECT: CIVIC EDUCATION

THEME: OUR VALUES

TERM: FIRST TERM

WEEK: WEEK 4

CLASS: PRIMARY 5/ BASIC 5

NAME OF TEACHER:

DATE:          

AGE OF STUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

TOPIC: GOVERNMENT ‘S MAIN SERVICES I

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this discussion in this unit, students should be able to know:

  1. Quality of services provided by government
  2. Types of services provided by government
  3. why government is unable to provide services
  4. consequences of poor services
  5. how to help government to provide services

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Textbook
  • Writing materials
  • Whiteboard/ chalkboard
  • Interactive poster
  • Interactive video

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Lagos State Civic Education Scheme of Work.
  • Universal Basic Education Curriculum.
  • NERDC Basic Education Curriculum for Primary Schools
  • Unified Schemes of Work Primary Schools for Civic Education (MIDDLE BASIC)
  • Internet
  • Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)
  • Edudelight Civic Education Text Books for Primary Schools

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR/ PREVIOUS LESSON: the students are familiar with house construction.

WORD FILE:  enforcement, agencies, borne water.       

                              CONTENT OF THE LESSON

QUALITY OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY GOVERNMENT

The following are the services that a government should provide to its citizens:

  1. Provision of  good and quality education
  2. Secure the nation against external forces
  3. Provision of health care services.
  4. Ensure that justice and equity is guaranteed.
  5. Maintain law and order in the nation through security and law enforcement agencies.
  6. Provision of social amenities such as schools, roads, electricity, pipe borne water,
  7. They provide security services.
  8. Provision of employment to the people in the country.
  9. Protection of human right
  10. Educate the people about the government policies
  11. Establishment of  international trade and cooperation
  12. Intervene in disputes between the citizens and government through the court of law.
  13. They provide easy communication for the citizens like television station, radio station.

Types of services provided by the government

  1. They give reports and are accountable on how resources are used (Accountability).
  2. They should be open to the citizen and have no hidden agenda (Transparency).
  3. Fulfillment of promises.
  4. Perform quality work.
  5. They venture on project at the right time to bring rapid development.
  6. The government policy should benefit its citizens.

WHY GOVERNMENT IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICES

  1.  Inadequate funds to carry out their responsibilities.
  2. some local government refuse to manage it area
  3. When there is too much control from the state government to the local government.
  4. Failure of the state government to give what is due to the local government authority
  5. Religion differences
  6. Ethnic differences
  7. Political party differences
  8. Increase in population
  9. Corruption
  10. Poor income
  11. Contract are wrongly awarded
  12. Stealing of public properties
  13. Vandalizing public facilities
  14. Insensitivity of Government
  15. Problems of electricity supply and bad road

CONSEQUENCES OF POOR SERVICES

  1. Increase in crime rate
  2. Unemployment
  3. Under employment
  4. Low living standard
  5. High rate of criminals
  6. Low production
  7. Unhappiness
  8. Reduces the growth of development of the economy
  9. Poverty
  10. Accidents on the road.
  11. Outspread of diseases.

HOW TO HELP GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE SERVICES

  1. Payment of taxes, rates and levies at due time.
  2. Provision f social services in the community by companies.
  3. Payment if electricity bills, water bills, etc.
  4. Report criminals around us.
  5. Joining your community in environmental sanitation.
  6. Payment of fees like school fees.

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous term lessons ( VALUES IN HOUSE CONSTRUCTION ).
  • Teacher leads the pupils to understand the topic: GOVERNMENT ‘S MAIN SERVICES.
  • She/he explain the Importance of quality of services provided by government.
  • He/she explains the types of services   provided by government..
  • Teacher leads pupils to mention why government is unable to provide services.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Mention three Quality of services provided by government
  • List three Types of services provided by government
  • Highlight three ways why government is unable to provide services
  • Mention three consequences of poor services
  • List three way on how to help government to provide services

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

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