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LOCAL GOVERNMENT

TITLE: LESSON NOTE ON CIVIC EDUCATION

SUBJECT: CIVIC EDUCATION

THEME: GOVERNMENT

TERM: FIRST TERM

WEEK: WEEK 8

CLASS: PRIMARY 4

NAME OF TEACHER:

DATE:          

AGE OF STUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

TOPIC: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Meaning of local government.
  2. Duties of local government
  3. Provision of social amenities

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 scheme (NERDC)
  • Edudelight Civic Education Text Books for Primary Schools.

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

WORD FILE: Democracy, chairman,grassroots.           

                              CONTENT OF THE LESSON

MEANING LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Local government is the third level of government in Nigeria. It is the government that control the public affairs at the local community (grassroots) level.it is the government that is close to the people because people in the locality air their views to through the counsellor, deputy chairman and the chairman of the local government.

The chairman is the head of the local government and his assistant is called vice chairman and other staffs in charge of administration are councilor, supervisors, head of department. A local government is further divided into smaller unit called ward. Each ward is headed by a councilor. The chairman and the councilor are elected by the people into office by casting of vote.

DUTIES OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Some of the duties of the local government are:

  1. They grade and tar roads in their areas.
  2. They encourage farmers to produce more food for the people.
  3. They provide good primary education for children.
  4. They provide other social amenities like markets, water, etc.
  5. Provide good health care centres of the people.
  6. They encourage farmers to produce more food for the people.
  7. Provides employment opportunities for the citizens.
  8. Provision of public library.
  9. Organizing adult education programme.
  10. Provision of recreation center, Halls, motor parks, cemeteries.
  11. Provision of marriage registry.
  12. Birth, death and marriages records keeping of the local government.
  13. Provision of scholarship and awards to spectacular students.
  14. Payment of staff salaries and allowances.

THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO THE PEOPLE

Some of the importance of the local government are:

  1. To developed every part of the local government area.
  2. It brings government closer to the people.
  3. To engage people in the local community to be involved in the running of the government.
  4. To protect the culture of the people.
  5. To care for the needs of the people in the local government area like provision of health Centre, good education
  6. Collects taxes and rates for the development and provision of amenities.
  7. Maintain law and order in the local government.

PROBLEMS OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Inadequate finance
  2. Corruption
  3. Limited autonomy
  4. Problem of party in power
  5. Poor attitude towards rates and dues
  6. Misappropriation of funds

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous term lessons (DEMOCRACY)
  • Teacher leads the pupils to understand local government.
  • She/he explains the duties of local government.
  • Teacher leads pupils to explain the importance of local government.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • What is local government?
  • Mention three Duties of local government.
  • Mention three Duties of local government.

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: DEMOCRACY

NEXT LESSON:  STATE GOVERNMENT

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