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Features and Weaknesses of the Clifford Constitution in Ghana

Reading Time: 4 minutes Below is another way WAEC examiners may present a WASSCE Government question about the features (and shortcomings or weaknesses) of the Clifford Constitution in Ghana. What were the composition and functions of the executive and legislative councils of the British colonial administration in Ghana up to 1925? Here are two reasons why WAEC will sometimes …

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How Colonial Rule Contributed to the Decline in the Power of Traditional Rulers in British West Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, you will find the solution to the WASSCE Government question about how colonial rule contributed to the decline in the power of traditional rulers during the colonial period in British West Africa. HOW COLONIAL RULE CONTRIBUTED TO THE DECLINE IN THE POWER OF TRADITIONAL RULERS IN BRITISH WEST AFRICA Below are the factors that were responsible for …

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6 Reasons for the Emergence of a One-Party System in Cote d’Ivoire

Reading Time: 2 minutes This tutorial discusses the major reasons for the emergence of a one-party system in Cote d’Ivoire before 1993. The Brazzaville conference granted political rights to the territories in French West Africa and this led to the formation of political parties in most of the territories. For example Leopold Senghor formed the Rassemblement Democratique Africaine in …

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1969 Constitution of Ghana – WASSCE Questions & Answers

Reading Time: 8 minutes You will find in this detailed tutorial all the points you need to answer any question on the 1969 constitution of Ghana. We shall be taking an in depth look at the features of the 1969 constitution of Ghana. Areas to cover include the following. 1. The provisions of the 1969 constitution meant to prevent …

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Functions of the President of the ECOWAS Commission

Reading Time: 2 minutes We want to outline the main functions or duties and powers of the President of the ECOWAS Commission (formerly, Executive Secretary of ECOWAS). President of the ECOWAS Commission The President (formerly, Executive Secretary) of the ECOWAS Commission is the head of the ECOWAS secretariat located at the headquarters of ECOWAS. The executive secretariat is the …

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Decentralization

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today we want to identify the advantages and disadvantages of decentralization. Have a quick look at the below WAEC/WASSCE Government past question. QS. GIVE THREE REASONS AND THREE PROBLEMS FOR THE PRACTICE OF DECENTRALIZATION IN A UNITARY SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT You can now have the points to write a blockbuster essay on the advantages and …

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Demands of the National Congress of British West Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes You can now have your complete list of the major aims and demands of the National Congress of British West Africa (NCBWA). This proto-nationalist group was the first inter-territorial nationalist movement to be formed in British West Africa. Its membership was drawn from The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The NCBWA was formed in …

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Why The Aborigines Rights Protection Society (ARPS) Collapsed

Reading Time: 2 minutes This tutorial will take you through the most important reasons why the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society collapsed. Despite its modest achievements, the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society did not last long enough to transform itself into a vibrant political party. Below are the causes of the failure of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society (ARPS) to metamorphose …

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5 Achievements of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society

Reading Time: < 1 minute You are about to discover the achievements of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society (ARPS). You can find another tutorial on the aims and objectives of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society here. The key point in that tutorial is that the ARPS was a typical proto-nationalist movement formed by the Gold Coast intelligentsia and wealthy businessmen …

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The Objectives of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society (ARPS)

Reading Time: < 1 minute This tutorial will outline the aims or objectives of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society (ARPS). Formation of the ARPS The Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society or ARPS was a Gold Coast protest movement formed in May 1897 at Cape Coast. The brain behind to formation of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society was John Mensah Sarbah. Some …

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9 Reasons for the Electoral Success of the Progress Party

Reading Time: 3 minutes We want to identify the key factors that contributed to the electoral success of the Progress Party (PP) in the 1969 second republic elections in Ghana. The Progress Party, popularly known as PP, was founded and led by Dr Kofi Abrefa Busia. It won the 1969 General elections with a landslide victory. Below were the …

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Proto-Nationalism in West Africa – Causes, Features and Achievements

Reading Time: 3 minutes This brief tutorial will teach you the definition, causes, features and achievements of proto-nationalism in British West Africa. Note that the four colonies that we normally refer to as British West Africa are The Gambia, The Gold Coast (Ghana), Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Remember, also, that Liberia, though an English-speaking country, has never been a …

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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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