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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 to vary the wording of this same question in many other different ways. Also, all …

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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 of French West Africa was headed by a Governor-General who was appointed by the French …

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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 referendum held on 19th, 23rd and 27th April 1960. The 1960 constitution of Ghana abolished …

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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 is called parliament; in Japan, it is called Th National Diet; in Israel, it is …

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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 of America operates the presidential system of government. 1.    The head of state who doubles …

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7 Key Features of the Parliamentary System of Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes   The parliamentary system, also known as the cabinet system of government, is the system in which the head of government and his or her cabinet ministers are at the same time members of parliament. Examples of the parliamentary system of government can be found in Britain, Germany, Israel, Japan, Australia, Canada and India. The …

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10 Important Achievements of the Gold Coast Youth Conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes   In this brief  tutorial, we are going to discover 10 achievements of the Gold Coast Youth Conference Introduction The Gold Coast Youth Conference was launched in 1929. It held its first meeting at Achimota in 1930. After its inaugural conference, nothing was heard of it until 1937 when it was revived by J.B.Danquah and …

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The Features of the 1956 Loi Cadre Reforms in French West Africa

Reading Time: < 1 minute Here comes an outline of the main features of the 1956 Loi Cadre (Outline Law) reforms in French West Africa. Introduction As a result of certain political developments which took place between 1946 and 1956, the French introduced further reforms under the Loi-Cadre or Outline Law of 1956. Under the Loi-Cadre, the French passed a …

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Top 10 Ways the President Relates to Parliament Under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Here are the points you need to state any six ways the President relates to parliament under the 1992 Fourth Republican Constitution of Ghana. Please note Even though the question appears to focus on Ghana, you can apply it to your country’s situation (Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia etc) and use the same …

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12 Reasons Why the Convention People’s Party Dominated Ghanaian Politics Between 1951 and 1966

Reading Time: 4 minutes So why did the Convention People’s Party (C.P.P.) dominate Ghanaian politics from 1951 to 1966? In this brief tutorial, we are going to highlight the reasons why the Convention People’s Party (C.P.P.) won the 1951 elections and subsequent ones in Ghana. Introduction By the end of 1950, the Convention People’s Party had already won several …

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The Effects of the Second World War on Nationalism in British West Africa

Reading Time: 3 minutes   In this tutorial, we are going to identify the major effects of the Second World War on nationalism in British West Africa. Specific examples will be drawn from the Gold Coast (Ghana). What if you are not a WASSCE candidate in Ghana? Maybe you are a student in Nigeria, The Gambia, Liberia or Sierra …

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The Objectives of the United Gold Coast Convention, UGCC

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hello. This quick tutorial is meant to answer this very likely WASSCE question: Outline any three objectives of the United Gold Coast Convention (U.G.C.C.). The following are the main objectives of the United Gold Coast Convention. 1. To use all legitimate and constitutional means to achieve self- government within the shortest possible time. 2. To …

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Top 6 Important Achievements of the United Gold Coast Convention, UGCC

Reading Time: < 1 minute This tutorial highlights six significant achievements of the United Gold Coast Convention (U.G.C.C.) Achievements of the United Gold Coast Convention 1. One notable achievement of The United Gold Coast Convention is that it was the party that pioneered party politics in Ghana. The formation of the United Gold Coast Convention ushered into the Gold Coast …

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Frederick Bourne Commission – Reason for Establishment and Recommendations

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Frederick Bourne Commission was one of the key commissions set up by the colonial government in the Gold Coast in the run-up to the attainment of independence. This tutorial provides you with clear answers to two important WASSCE questions about the Frederick Bourne Commission. The questions are: What was the reason for the establishment …

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The Membership of the United Gold Coast Convention, UGCC

Reading Time: < 1 minute You can now easily answer a question on the composition of the leadership of the United Gold Coast Convention, the first ever political party to be formed in Ghana. Date and place of the formation of the UGCC The United Gold Coast Convention (U.G.C.C.) was inaugurated at Saltpond on 4th August, 1947. Leading members of …

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