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NERDC Curriculum Government SS1
Government Curriculum Lagos State for SS1 Second Term
- TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF GOVERNMENT: Presidential System of Government; Parliamentary System of Government.
- Monarchy- Definition, Forms, Merits and Demerits, Features: Republican Government-Meaning, Features: Military Government- Features, Reasons for Military Intervention, Differences Between Republican and Monarchy.
- Constitution: Definition, Sources, Features, Types: Written, Unwritten, Rigid, Flexible, Unitary, Federal and Confederal with Merits and Demerits of Each Type.
- Structure and Organization of Government: Legislature; Meaning, Functions, Types, Merits and Demerits of Each Type, the Concept of Parliamentary Supremacy and Its Limitations; Bills- Meaning, Types, Procedure on How Bills Become Law.
- Executive- Meaning, Functions and Types; Judiciary- Meaning, Functions and Independence of the Judiciary
- Basic Principles of Government: Rule of Law; Definition, Principles, Limitations to Its Application, Factors that Ensure Its Operation.
- Separation of Powers- Meaning, Merits and Demerits, Its Operation in Presidential and Parliamentary systems of government; Checks and balances- meaning , merits and demerits.
- Representative Government- Definition, Features, Conditions for Its Establishment, Merits and Demerits; Political Participation- Meaning, Forms, Purposes, Factors Affecting Political Participation.
- Centralization- Meaning, Reasons for Its Adoption, Merits and Demerits; Decentralization- Merits, Types, Merits and Demerits.
- Delegated Legislation- Definition, Type’s Reasons for Delegated Legislation, Demerits, Control of Delegated Legislation.
Government Curriculum for SS1 Second Term – Modified
1 & 2 Historical background
Reasons for the advent of the Europeans into Africa
British colonial policy:
Meaning and reasons for its Adoption
Indirect rule system in Nigeria: North, West and South (Success and
Impacts of colonial Administration in Nigeria and West Africa
3 Advantages and Disadvantages of colonial rule
Comparison between British and French colonial policies of Administration (Indirect Rule and Assimilation /Association)
4 Nationalism in Nigeria: Meaning factors that led to the rise and Growth of Nationalism in Nigeria.
Effects of Nationalism in Nigeria key Nationalist leaders in Nigeria and their contribution to nationalism in Nigeria
5 Constitutional Development in Nigeria.
- Clifford constitution of 1992
- Richard constitution of 1946
- Macpherson constitution of 1951
Features, objectives, merits and Demerits of each.
6 Lyttleton constitution of 1954
Lagos conference of 1958
7 Post Independence Constitutions
8 1989/1999 constitutions
9 Federalism in Nigeria
10 Problems of Nigerian federalism
11 Development of political parties
12 – 13 Revision and Examination