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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

Reasons Why 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 Read More …

WASSCE Government – 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 Read More …

4 Methods Pressure Groups Use to Achieve Their Objectives

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pressure groups (also known as interest groups) adopt a variety of tactics to get what they want from their employers, public officials or the government. Below are four measures  pressure groups can use to achieve their objectives. 1. Political appointment Read More …

5 Most Likely Questions and Answers on French Colonial Administration in West Africa

Reading Time: 8 minutes     QS 1. Describe the main features of assimilation in French West Africa. OR: Describe the policy of assimilation as practised in Senegal before the Second World War   KEY ANSWER POINTS: INTRODUCTION: Assimilation was the policy adopted by Read More …

The Reasons for Military Intervention in Politics in West Africa

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is a bullet-point tutorial on the reasons for military intervention in politics in West African countries. You can now have a summarized version of the factors responsible for military intervention in politics in West Africa. 1. Maladministration and economic Read More …

Reasons for The Emergence of the National Liberation Movement (NLM) in Ghanaian Politics

Reading Time: 2 minutes   In this tutorial, we shall take an in-depth look at the factors responsible for the emergence of the National Liberation Movement in Ghanaian politics just before the country gained independence from colonial rule in 1957. Introduction The National Liberation Read More …

6 Major Demands of the National Liberation Movement, NLM

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Below is your authoritative list of demands made by the National Liberation Movement (NLM) in the run-up to the attainment of political independence in Ghana. The demands of the National Liberation Movement 1. Federal Form of Government: The N.L.M. Read More …

The Causes and Effects of the 1948 Accra Riots in Ghana

Reading Time: 3 minutes Below are the summarized points regarding the causes and effects of the 1948 riots in Ghana’s capital, Accra and other major towns. Introduction Nii Kobina Bonney III, Osu Alata Mantse  (chief of Osu Alata) had been organizing a boycott of Read More …

Top 10 Functions of the President Under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana

Reading Time: 2 minutes   I am about to outline, for your easy understanding, the 10 most important functions of the executive president of Ghana under the 1992 fourth republican constitution. I am still waiting for that great day when Ghana will have her Read More …

The Procedure for the Amendment of the 1979 Third Republican Constitution of Ghana

Reading Time: < 1 minute   So what was the procedure for the amendment of the provisions of the erstwhile 1979 third republican constitution of Ghana? Introduction We shall begin with the obvious: the meaning of the term, amendment of a constitution. The amendment of Read More …