WASSCE Government questions

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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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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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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