Year: 2019

The Advantages of a Monarchical Form of Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes There are many reasons a particular state may choose to operate a monarchical form of government. In this tutorial, we are going to look at the advantages of a monarchical form of government that makes it appealing to some states. Definition of a monarchical form of government A monarchical form of government is the political …

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How to Answer “Relate the Title to the Theme” Questions in Literature

Reading Time: 4 minutes You must be familiar with the WAEC/WASSCE Literature in English (Poetry) question which asks you to relate the title to the theme. I want to teach you how to answer this mostly repeated type of WAEC/WASSCE Literature-in-English essay question under Poetry. It does not really matter whether the type of WASSCE Poetry question falls under …

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24 Likely Grammatical Name Past Questions and Answers

Reading Time: 4 minutes The below questions and answers will show you how to provide the most suitable answers to this section of your WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE and GCE English Language Comprehension paper. We are going to provide answers to each one of  the items according to the below question that WAEC repeats almost every year. The question is in two …

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Does Your Choice of NOV/DEC WASSCE Exam Centre Matter?

Reading Time: 4 minutes What factors should determine a prospective candidate’s  choice of their NOV/DEC WASSCE exam centre? Are you still undecided as to which WAEC centre to select as the venue for your upcoming NOV/DEC? The above questions bring forward a much bigger and fundamental question. So let’s face this question. Does your choice of centre for the …

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Features of the Crown Colony System of British Colonial Administration in West Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes You are welcome to yet another important WAEC/WASSCE tutorial on Government, a General Arts Subject. The focus in this post is on the key features of the Crown Colony system of British colonial administration in West Africa. We are going to first find out the meaning of the term “Crown Colony”. It is only after …

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Describe the Major Features of the Pre-Colonial Akan Political System

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here is a sample essay on the features of the pre-colonial Akan political system. Long before the coming of the Europeans to West Africa, and the beginning of colonial rule, there were numerous states with well-organized political structures. The Akan states in Ghana, for example, included Denkyira, Akwamu, Bono and Asante. In this essay, I …

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The General Features of Pre-Colonial Ghanaian States

Reading Time: < 1 minute This tutorial takes a quick look at the general features of pre-colonial Ghanaian states. Your WASSCE/WAEC Government question on this topic may come in the form of the questions below. QUESTION: DESCRIBE THE FEATURES (STRUCTURE) OF A PRE-COLONIAL GHANAIAN KINGDOM Please Note: The bullet points below must be expanded into paragraphs for an acceptable WAEC/WASSCE …

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Functions Performed by Traditional Rulers in Pre-Colonial West Africa

Reading Time: < 1 minute The above WASSCE Government question could be asked in at least two other different ways. WHAT WERE THE MAIN FUNCTIONS PERFORMED BY TRADITIONAL RULERS IN PRE-COLONIAL WEST AFRICA? OR: IDENTIFY SIX ROLES PLAYED BY THE CHIEFS IN THE AKAN PRE-COLONIAL POLITICAL SYSTEM Here, I demonstrate to you an outline of an acceptable essay on a …

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Reasons Why the Educated Elite Opposed Indirect Rule in British West Africa

Reading Time: < 1 minute Opposition to indirect rule in British West Africa intensified between the two world wars of 1914 – 1945. Proto-nationalist groups like the National Congress of British West Africa (NCBWA) as well as radical freedom fighters like Kwame Nkrumah saw many weaknesses in the system. They initially called for reforms and later, a total dismantling of …

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7 Major Reasons Britain Adopted Indirect Rule in British West Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes So why did the British adopt the Indirect Rule system in administering their West African colonies during the colonial period? Well, you will now know the reasons why Britain introduced Indirect Rule to British West Africa. But I think it is proper for us to get a clear meaning of the term “Indirect Rule” first. …

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The Meaning and Importance of the Rule of Law

Reading Time: 3 minutes The purpose of this tutorial is to assist every WASSCE Government student/candidate to easily understand the important concept of the Rule of Law. As you may be aware, Rule of Law one of the key topics in the WASSCE Government syllabus. The vital components of this tutorial are: Definition of the Rule of Law Importance …

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Sample WASSCE English Summary Answers #2 (PDF)

Reading Time: 12 minutes Read the following passage carefully and answer in your own words, as far as possible, the questions that follow. Passage There were certain underlying conditions that enabled department stores grow up when they did. From the start, they all catered for middle-class customers and set out to convey to them an air of luxury and …

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Sample WASSCE English Summary Answers #3

Reading Time: 3 minutes Read the following passage carefully and answer in your own words, as far as possible, the questions that follow. Passage Poverty, like malaria, is pandemic in many developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Why are most of these countries so economically backward and so slow to develop even many years after they have freed themselves from …

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Sample WASSCE English Summary Answers #4

Reading Time: 3 minutes Read the following passage carefully and answer, in your own words as far as possible, the questions that follow. Passage Governments argue that taxes are a necessary evil – the price we pay for a civilized society. Whether you agree with that sentiment or not, it is undeniable that the price is usually a high …

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The Wonders of the Self-Help Miracle

Reading Time: 2 minutes Self-help, to me, is simply the act of relying more on one’s own resources – mental, physical, emotional, material and spiritual – however inadequate, to attain one’s personal goals. What Self-Help is Not When we talk of self-help, we are by no means talking of self-indulgence. Neither are we referring to the unwillingness on the …

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