GOVERNMENT: First Term's Scheme of Work for SSS 1 - 3

If you are a government teacher or student in any of the high/secondary schools in Nigeria, below is the approved scheme of work for first term.
GOVERNMENT: First Term's Scheme of Work for SSS 1 - 3

FIRST TERM'S SCHEME OF WORK FOR SSS 1
Week 1
Definition of the Subject Matter (Government).
Week 2
BASIC CONCEPT OF GOVERNMENT
  • Power
  • Authority
  • Legitimacy
  • Sovereignty
Week 3
  • Democracy: Meaning and features.
  • Political culture.
  • Political socialization.
Week 4
  • Political participation.
  • Communalism.
  • Feudalism.
Week 5
BASIC CONCEPTS OF GOVERNMENT (CONTINUED):
  • Capitalism.
  • Socialism.
Week 6
BASIC CONCEPT OF GOVERNMENT (CONTINUED):
  • Communism.
  • Fascism.
  • Totalitarianism.
Week 7
TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF GOVERNMENT
  • Unitary system of Government (meaning, characteristics, merits and demerits).
Week 8
TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF GOVERNMENT
  • Parliamentary system of Government.
  • Presidential system of Government.
  • Comparison of Parliamentary system and presidential system of Government.
Week 9
TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF GOVERNMENT (CONTINUED):
  • Confederal system of Government.
  • Monarchical system of Government.
  • Comparison of federalism and confederalism.
Week 10
Organs of Government.
Week 11 - 12
Revision/Examination.

FIRST TERM'S SCHEME OF WORK FOR SSS 2
Week 1
CIVIL SERVICE
  • Meaning/definition
  • Characteristics
  • Structure.
  • Functions.
  • Control
  • Problems.
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
  • Definition.
  • 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.
  • Management.
  • Comparison of the organisation.
Week 5
CONTROL AND PROBLEMS OF PUBLIC CORPORATIONS
  • Reasons for the control of public corporations.
  • Types of control: ministerial, parliamentary and judicial control.
  • Problems facing public corporation.
Week 6
COMMERCIALIZATION: Definition, reasons for commercialization, merits and demerits.
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 of Local Government.
  • System of Local Government in Britain and France.
Week 10
THE STRUCTURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • The evolution of Local Government.
  • Sources of finance of Local Government.
  • 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.

FIRST TERM'S SCHEME OF WORK FOR SSS 3
Week 1
  • Federalism: Definition/meaning.
  • 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.
  • 1960 - 1966.
  • 1967 - 1975.
  • 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 for the demand of more states.
  • Complexity and endless nature of the state creation.
  • Recommendation of Willink's Commission.
  • Solution to minority 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.


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