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The Role of the Public Services Commission (PSC)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, you’re going to discover as much as you need to know about the Public Services Commission. For the majority of candidates in external examinations like WASSCE, a question about the Public Services Commission is a bolt from the blue. Many are the tutors who never got to this stage of the WAEC/WASSCE Government syllabus …

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The Importance of the Political Neutrality and Anonymity of the Civil Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes What is the importance of the political neutrality and anonymity of the Civil Service? Official SAT Study Guide The above question is what I will be providing an answer for in this WASSCE Government tutorial. But remember that you will just be fine using these same points for a similar question in any other examination …

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How Local Government Authorities Are Controlled in West African Countries

Reading Time: 3 minutes We want to talk about the various ways in which local government authorities are controlled in a West African countries. But before that, let us find the definition of the term “local government authority”. Definition A local government authority is a sub-division of government designed to ensure local participation in the political administration of the …

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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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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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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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4 Methods Pressure Groups Use to Achieve Their Objectives

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 Pressure groups often sponsor their sympathizers or active members to contest for public office. This …

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Assimilation and Association in French West Africa – Questions and Answers

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 the French in ruling their colonies before the Second World War. France regarded her overseas …

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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 mismanagement by civilian governments. 2. The desire on the part of civilian governments to stay …

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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 Movement (NLM) was launched in Kumasi at the Prince of Wales Park on Sunday 19th …

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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. demanded a federal form of government which meant each region should have its own government …

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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 European goods across the country to protest against rising prices of essential commodities. It was …

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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 very first woman president. Introduction The 1992 constitution of Ghana provides for a monocephalous executive …

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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 a constitution is the process by which constitutional provisions could be changed when the need …

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