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 …

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 measuresĀ  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 MantseĀ  (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 …

Top 4 Contributions of the West African Students Union to Nationalism in West Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes   The reference point question for this post is this: What contribution did the West African Students Union (WASU) make to nationalism in British West Africa? I said reference point question because The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) could decide Read More …

The Constitutional Position and Functions of the Governor-General in French West Africa between 1919 and 1945

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Here comes a brief outline of the constitutional position and functions of the Governor-General under French colonial administration in West Africa between 1919 and 1945 Introduction French colonial rule in West Africa was organized into a federation. The Federation Read More …

11 Memorable Features of the 1960 First Republican Constitution of Ghana

Reading Time: 2 minutes   After studying this tutorial, you will now be able to state the main features of the 1960 first republican constitution of Ghana Introduction A new draft Republican Constitution introduced by the Convention People’s Party administration was approved in a Read More …

7 Major Functions of the Legislature

Reading Time: < 1 minute   The legislature, one of the organs of modern government, is a representative body elected by the people. The mandate of the legislature is renewable after a period, usually four years or five years. In Britain and Ghana, the legislature Read More …

Top 6 Features of the Presidential System of Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes   The presidential system of government, also known as the non-parliamentary executive system, operates in a country where the executive arm of government is separated from, but is of equal status with, the legislative arm of government. The United States Read More …