General Arts Extra

The Strengths and Weaknesses of the 1946 Alan Burns Constitution

Reading Time: 3 minutes The purpose of this tutorial is to examine the strengths and shortcomings of the 1946 Alan Burns constitution in the Gold Coast (Ghana). In other words, we shall take a good look at the reasons why the educated elite of the Gold Coast (Ghana) opposed the Alan Burns constitution of 1946. It is worth-noting that …

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Account for the Failure of Assimilation in French West Africa.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Let’s take a quick look at the factors that were responsible for the failure of the colonial policy of assimilation in French West Africa. ADVERTISEMENT Introduction The French abandoned their colonial policy of Assimilation in 1958. In the place of assimilation, they introduced a new policy of Association. The French came up with the policy …

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The Merits and Demerits of the One-Party System

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’ve been searching for concise notes on the merits and demerits of a one-party system, then you have finally made it to the right place. This tutorial will show you clearly the points to use for an answer to a question on the advantages and disadvantages of the one-party system of government. Definition of …

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9 Major Causes of an Increase in Demand for a Commodity

Reading Time: < 1 minute So what are the major causes of an increase in demand for a commodity? This brief tutorial will give you the points you need to answer this question in your school test, assignment/homework or final examination. Causes of an Increase in Demand- WASSCE/SHS Economics Revision Notes Note that an “increase in demand” falls under the …

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Religious Institutions and Sects at the Time of Jesus – Revision Notes

Reading Time: 4 minutes Religious institutions and sects played a central role in the life and ministry of Jesus as narrated in the Synoptic Gospels. This tutorial contains summarized revision notes on the major religious institutions and sects mentioned in the Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke. THE SYNAGOGUE Meeting house for public worship on Sabbath and Jewish festival …

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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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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 Main 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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5 Great Advantages of Independent Learning

Reading Time: 3 minutes There are awesome advantages of independent learning. This is why you do not have to wait for someone to teach you all you need to know. Just take a quick look at the below advantages of independent learning. 1. Independent learning quickens personal growth Truly, with the coming of the internet, it is now easier …

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3 Learning Difficulties You Can Overcome

Reading Time: 3 minutes The learning difficulties adult learners face during the weeks and months of preparation for an external examination are very similar. This is what I’ve learnt in my more than 20 years of experience dealing with adult learners. Dealing with learning difficulties It is possible that you or someone you care about is facing at least …

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