SS 1 FIRST TERM’S GOVERNMENT SCHEME OF WORK FOR SSS 1
Week 1: Definition of the Subject Matter (Government).
Week 2:BASIC CONCEPT OF GOVERNMENT
- Democracy: Meaning and features.
- Political culture.
- Political socialization.
- Political participation.
Week 5: BASIC CONCEPTS OF GOVERNMENT (CONTINUED):
Week 6: BASIC CONCEPT OF GOVERNMENT (CONTINUED):
Week 7: TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF GOVERNMENT
- Unitary system of Government (meaning, characteristics, merits
Week 8: TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF GOVERNMENT
- Parliamentary system of Government.
of Government. Presidentialsystem Comparison ofParliamentary system and presidential system of Government.
Week 9: TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF GOVERNMENT (CONTINUED):
- The confederal system of Government.
- The monarchical system of Government.
- Comparison of federalism and confederalism.
Week 10: Organs of Government.
Week 11 – 12 Revision/Examination.
SS 2 FIRST TERM’S GOVERNMENT SCHEME OF WORK
Week 1: CIVIL SERVICE
Week 2: PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION IN THE CIVIL SERVICE
- Meaning of Civil Service Commission
- Functions of the Civil Service Commission.
- The Relationship between the civil service and the political executive.
Week 3: PUBLIC CORPORATION
- Reasons for the establishment of public corporation.
- Functions of public corporation.
Week 4: STRUCTURE AND ORGANISATION OF PUBLIC CORPORATION
- Minister as a political head.
- Board of Director.
- Comparison of the organisation.
Week 5: CONTROL AND PROBLEMS OF PUBLIC CORPORATIONS
- Reasons for the control of public corporations.
Types ofcontrol: ministerial, parliamentary and judicial control. Problems facingpublic corporation.
Week 6: COMMERCIALIZATION: Definition, reasons for commercialization, merits
Week 7: PRIVATIZATION: Definition, reasons, merits, and demerits.
Week 8: DEREGULATION: Meaning, reasons, merits, and demerits.
Week 9: LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA
- Meaning of Local Government.
- Reasons for Local Government Administration.
Functions ofLocal Government. Local Government in Britain and France. Systemof
Week 10: THE STRUCTURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
- The evolution of Local Government.
- Sources of finance of Local Government.
- The relationship among Local, State and Federal Government in Nigeria.
- Rules of traditional rulers in Local Government administration.
- Local Government reforms.
- Problems facing Local Government and measures to Local Government administration in Nigeria.
Week 11 – 12: Revision/Examination.
SS3 FIRST TERM’S SCHEME OF WORK
- The emergence of federalism in Nigeria.
- Factors that necessitated the formation of federalism.
- Conferences organised by colonial powers.
Week 2: NATURE AND STRUCTURE OF NIGERIAN FEDERALISM
- Federalism before Independence from 1914 – 1959.
- Federalism before Independence from 1960 – 1966.
- Federalism before Independence from 1967 – 1975.
- Federalism before Independence from 1976 – Date.
Week 3: PROBLEMS OF NIGERIAN FEDERALISM.
- Revenue allocation formula in Nigeria.
- Need for revenue allocation in a federal state.
- Conflict over each adopted revenue allocation formula.
Week 4: MINORITY ISSUE AND THE CREATION OF STATES
- The major and minor ethnic groups in Nigeria.
Reasons forthe demand of more states. Complexity andendless nature of the state creation. Recommendation ofWillink’s Commission. Solution tominority problems in Nigeria.
Week 5: INTER-ETHNIC RIVALRY AND ISSUE OF STATE CREATION
- The nature of ethnic conflict and rivalry in Nigeria.
- Problems of secession in Nigeria.
- Measures to avoid secession in Nigeria.
Week 6: DEVELOPMENTAL OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA
- National Democratic Party (NDP).
- Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM).
- National Council of Nigeria and Cameroon Citizens (NCNC).
Week 7:DEVELOPMENT OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA (CONTINUED)
- Action Group (AG).
- Northern People’s Congress (NPC).
- Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU).
- Northern Party of Nigeria (NPN).
- Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN).
- Nigerian People’s Party (NPP).
Week 8: DEVELOPMENT OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA (CONTINUED)
- Great Nigerian People’s Party (GNPP).
- People’s Redemption Party (PRP).
- Nigerian Advance Party (NAP).
- Social Democratic Party (SDP).
- National Republican Convention (NRC).
Week 9: DEVELOPMENT OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA (CONTINUED)
- People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
- All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP).
- Alliance for Democracy (AD).
- Action Congress (AC) and small political parties.
Week 10: MAJOR POLITICAL CRISES IN NIGERIA
- Kano riot 1953.
- Eastern region constitution 1953.
- Census crisis 1962/63.
- Action group crisis.
- Nigerian civil war 1967 – 1970.
Week 11: Revision.
Week 12 Examination.