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Jamb Syllabus for Government is 2020 is now available, candidates preparing for JAMB 2020 are advised to download the latest Jamb Syllabus 2020 in order to get prepared ahead of the forthcoming UTME Examination.

The Jamb Syllabus for Government 2020 will help the candidate pinpoint their reading or studies towards better topics and courses that will be set for the 2020 UTME examination.

Meanwhile, I want to let you know that the importance of JAMB Government Syllabus cannot be overemphasized. The candidate who took it upon them are the once coming out with good scores and grades for their exams

The aim of this 2019 JAMB Government Syllabus for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), is to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test their knowledge in Government, with a view to determining their suitability for placement in institutions of higher learning in Nigeria.

i. appreciate the meaning of government;
ii. analyse the framework and specify the institutions of government;
iii. appreciate the basic principles of democratic governance and their application in Nigeria;
iv. explain the concept of citizenship and define the duties and obligations of a citizen;
v. appreciate the process of political development in Nigeria;
vi. evaluate the political development and problems of governance in Nigeria;
vii. understand the determinants and dynamics of foreign policy as it relates to Nigeria;
viii. assess the role of Nigeria as a member of the international community and the workings of international organizations.

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PART 1: ELEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT

1. Basic Concepts in Government

Topics:

a. Power, Authority, Legitimacy,Sovereignty;
b. Society, State, Nation, Nation-State;
c. Political Processes;Political Socialization, Political Participation, Political Culture.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify the fundamental concepts in governance;
ii. analyse various political processes;

2. Forms of Government:

Topics:

Monarchy, Aristocracy, Oligarchy, Autocracy, Republicanism, Democracy definitions, features, merits and demerits.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. distinguish between different forms of government.

3. Arms of Government:

Topics:

a. The Legislature – types, structure, functions, powers;
b. The Executive – types, functions, powers;
c. The Judiciary – functions, powers, components.
d. Their relationships

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify the duties and obligations of the various arms of government and their agencies;
ii. relate each arm to its functions;
iii. appreciate how these arms interrelates.

4. Structures of Governance:

Topics:

a. Unitary – features, reasons for adoption, merits and demerits
b. Federal – features, reasons for adoption, merits and demerits
c. Confederal – features, reasons for adoption, merits and demerits.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. compare the various political structures of governance.

5. Systems of Governance:

Topics:

Presidential, Parliamentary and Monarchical.

objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. distinguish between the different systems of governance.

6. Political Ideologies:

Topics:

Communalism, Feudalism, Capitalism, Socialism, Communism, Totalitarianism, Fascism, Nazism.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. differentiate between the major political ideologies;
ii. contrast modes of production

7. Constitution:

Topics:

Meaning, Sources, Functions, Types – Written, Unwritten, Rigid and Flexible.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. Define and identify sources and functions of constitutions;
ii. compare the nature of constitutions.

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8. Principles of Democratic Government:

Topics:

Ethics and Accountability in Public Office, Separation of Power, Checks and Balances, Individual and Collective Responsibility, Constitutionalism, Rule of Law, Representative Government.

objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify the principles of democratic government;
ii. determine the application of these principles;

9. Processes of Legislation:

Topics:

Legislative Enactments – acts, edicts, bye-laws, delegated legislation, decrees.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. analyse the processes involved in the making of laws.

10. Citizenship:

Topics:

a. Meaning, types;
b. Citizenship rights;
c. Dual citizenship, renunciation, deprivation;
d. Duties and obligations of citizens;
e. Duties and obligations of the state.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. differentiate between the various methods of acquiring citizenship;
ii. specify the rights and responsibilities of a citizen;
iii. assess the obligations of the state.

11. The Electoral Process:

Topics:

a. Suffrage – evolution, types;
b. Election – types, ingredients of free and fair election;
c. Electoral System – types, advantages and disadvantages of each;
d. Electoral Commission – functions, problems.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. distinguish the different types of franchise
ii. identify and explain the types of electoral systems
iii. analyse the various electoral processes.

12. Political Parties and Party Systems:

Topics:

a. Political parties – Definition, Organization, functions.
b. Party Systems – Definition, organization, functions.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. assess the role of political parties;
ii. distinguish between types of party systems.

13. Pressure Groups:

Topics:

a. Definition, types, functions and modes of operation.
b. Differences between Pressure Groups and Political Parties.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. evaluate the functions and the modus operandi of pressure groups;
ii. distinguish between pressure groups and political parties.

14. Public Opinion:

Topics:

a. Meaning, formation and measurement.
b. Functions and limitations.

objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. compare methods of assessing public opinion;
ii. assess the functions of public opinion;
iii. analyse the limitations of public opinion.

15. The Civil Service:

Topics:

Definition, characteristics, functions, structure, control and problems.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. analyse the significance of civil service in governance.

PART II POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

1. Pre – colonial Polities:

Topics:

Pre-jihad Hausa, Emirate, Tiv, Igbo, Yoruba
a. Their structural organization;
b. The functions of their various political institutions.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:


i. appreciate the effectiveness of the pre-colonial political systems;
ii. compare pre-colonial systems of governance.

2. Imperialist Penetration:

Topics:

a. The British process of acquisition – trade, missionary activities, company rule, crown colony, protectorate;
b. The British colonial administrative policy – direct and indirect rule;
c. The French colonial administrative policy – assimilation and association;
d. Impact of British colonial rule- economic, political, socio-cultural;
e. Comparison of British and French colonial administration.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. trace the processes of imperialist penetration;
ii. assess the impact of British and French policies;
iii. distinguish between British and French colonial practices.

3. Process of Decolonization:

Topics:

a. Nationalism – Meaning, Types;
b. Nationalist Movements – emergence, goals, strategies;
c. Nationalist Leaders – Herbert Macaulay, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Ahmadu Bello, Ladipo Solanke, Aminu Kano, J. S. Tarka, Tafawa Balewa and others;
d. Emergence of nationalist parties;
e. Influence of external factors.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. evaluate the process of decolonization;
ii. assess the roles of nationalist leaders and parties;
iii. assess the impact of external forces and ideas (Pan-Africanism, Back-to-Africa Movements, Second World War etc).

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4. Constitutional Development in Nigeria:

Topics:

a. Hugh Clifford Constitution (1922)
b. Arthur Richards Constitution (1946)
c. John Macpherson Constitution (1951)
d. Oliver Lyttleton Constitution (1954)
e. Independence Constitution (1960)
Their features, merits and demerits.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. compare the various constitutional developments.

5. Post – Independence Constitutions:

Topics:

1963, 1979, 1989 and 1999- characteristics and shortcomings.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. assess the workings of the various constitutions.

6. Institutions of Government in the Post – Independence Nigeria:

Topics:

a. The Legislative – structure, functions and working.
b. The Executive – structure, functions and workings.
c. The Judiciary – structure, functions and workings.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. evaluate the operations of the arms of government and their agencies, e.g the civil service, armed forces, police, courts and others.

7. Public Commissions Established by the 1979 and Subsequent Constitutions:

Topics:

The Civil Service Commission, the Public Complaints Commission, Electoral Commissions, National Boundary Commission and others – objectives functions and problems.

Onjectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. evaluate the operations of public commissions;
ii. assess the problems of the Public Commissions and their constraints.

8. Political Parties and Party Politics in Post-Independence Nigeria:

Topics:

a. First Republic
b. Second Republic
c. Third Republic
d. Fourth Republic – Evolution, membership spread, structure etc.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. contrast political processes in the republics;
ii. evaluate the ideologies, structure and composition of the political parties.

9. The Structure and Workings of Nigerian Federalism:

Topics:

a. Rationale for a Federal System;
b. Tiers of government and their relationship;
c. Creation of States – 1963, 1967, 1976, 1987, 1991, 1996;
d. Problems of Nigerian Federalism – census, revenue allocation, conflicts etc. solutions e.g. Federal character, etc.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. examine the workings of Nigerian federalism;
ii. identify its problems;
iii. evaluate the corrective measure adopted.

10. Public Corporations and Parastatals:

Topics:

a. Definition, types, purpose and functions;
b. Finance, control and problems;
c. Deregulation, privatization, commercialization – objectives, features, merits and demerits;
d. Comparison between public corporations and parastatals.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. examine the operations of public corporations and parastatals;
ii. identify the processes involved in privatization and commercialization;
iii. assess the economic importance of privatization and commercialization.

11. Local Government:

Topics:

a. Local government administration prior to 1976;
b. Features of local government reforms (1976, 1989) – structure, functions, finance and inter-governmental relations;
c. Traditional rulers and local governments;
d. Problems of local government administration in Nigeria.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. trace the evolution and structure of local government;
ii. identify the major problems faced by local governments.

12. The Military in Nigerian Politics:

Topics:

a. Factors that led to military intervention;
b. Structure of military regimes;
c. Impact of military rule – political, e.g creation of states, introduction of unitary system (Unification Decree NO. 34) etc. economic, e.g SAP, etc.
d. Processes of military disengagement.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. evaluate the reasons given for military intervention;
ii. assess the achievements of military rule;
iii. determine the conditions that necessitated withdrawal from governance.

 

PART III: FOREIGN POLICY AND NIGERIA’S RELATIONS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

1. Foreign Policy:

Topics:

– Definition, purpose, determining factors; formulation and implementation.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. Define foreign policy, identify and explain its determinants

2. Nigeria’s Foreign Policy:

Topics:

a. Relations with major powers;
b. Relations with developing countries, e.g the Technical Aid Corps (TAC), etc.
c. Nigeria’s Non-Alignment Policy.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify the major objectives of Nigeria’s foreign policy.
ii. analyse Nigeria’s non-aligned posture.

3. Relations with African Countries:

Topics:

a. Africa as the “centre piece” of Nigeria’s forieign policy – guiding principles, implementation and implications;
b. NEPAD – origin, objectives and implications.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. evaluate the role of Nigeria in continental affairs;
ii. assess the role of NEPAD in developing Africa.

4. Nigeria in International Organizations

Topics:

a. The United Nations;
b. The Commonwealth;
c. The Organization of African Unity;
d. The African Union;
e. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS);
f. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. analyse the dynamics of Nigeria’s involvement in international organizations;
ii. assess their contribution to the development of Nigeria.

PART IV: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

1. International Organizations:

Topics:

a. ECOWAS;
b. OAU, AU;
c. Commonwealth;
d. OPEC;
e. UNO;
f. African Petroleum Producers Association;
– Origin, objectives, structure, functions, achievements, problems and prospects of these organizations.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. evaluate the operations of these international organizations;
ii. assess the role of these organizations in world affairs;
iii. appreciate the challenges of these organizations and how they can be overcome.

RECOMMENDED TEXTS

Adigwe, F (1985) Essentials of Government for West Africa, Ibadan: University Press Plc.

Anifowose, R and Enemuo, F. C (eds)(1999) Elements of Politics, Lagos; Malthouse Press Limited.

Appadorai, A. (1978) The Substance of Politics, London: Oxford University Press.

Ball, A. R. (1983) Modern Politics and Government, London: Macmillan.

Ofoegbu, R. (1977) Government for the Certificate Year, London: George Allen and Unwin.

Olawale, J. B (1987) New Topics on Ordinary Level Government, Ilesha: Jola Publishing.

Oyediran, O. Nwosu, H., Takaya, B., Anifowoshe, R., Femi, B., Godwill, O. and Adigun, A. (1990) Government for Senior Secondary Schools, Books 1, 2 and 3, Ibadan: Longman.

Oyeneye, I., Onyenwenu, M. and Olusunde, B. E. (2000) Round-Up Government for Senior Secondary School Certifcate Examination: A Complete Guide, Ibadan: Longman.

Oyovbaire, S., Ogunna, A. E. C., Amucheazi, E. C., Coker, H. O. and Oshuntuyi, O. (2001) Countdown to Senior Secondary Certificate Examination: Government, Ibadan: Evans.

Conclusion

Kindly use the Jamb Syllabus 2020 at your convenience, relax and take a breath, the most important thing is to understand the Jamb Government Syllabus 2020 so that you will focus your studies on the listed topics.

Wish you success for your exams.

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The University of Ibadan (UI) line with the directive of the State Government for all tertiary institutions to resume academic activities after the lockdown due to the spread of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19), the College Management has directed that all 300 level and 400 level students are to resume on Monday 14th September 2020 for academic activities.


You are to take note of the following;

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Applications are invited from eligible candidates for recruitment into the Federal Teachers’ Scheme (FTS) for 2020/2021 service period. The Federal Teachers’ Scheme (FTS) is a two-year intervention programme established by the Federal Government in 2006 to assist States in addressing teacher shortage at the basic education level.

ELIGIBILITY FTS Recruitment 2020

Only candidates who fulfill the following conditions need to apply for FTS Recruitment 2020

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  2. Must have completed or been exempted from the NYSC Scheme.
  3. Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) with credit passes in Teaching Practice and the Teaching Subjects, and not earned earlier than 2014, with specialisation in any of the following subjects:

a. English Language

b. Mathematics

c. Integrated Science

d. Biology, Chemistry and Physics

e. Agricultural Science

f. Home Economics

g. Computer Science

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j. Nigerian Languages


k. Physical and Health Education

iv) Not more than 35 years of age.

v) Not currently employed or enrolled under the NYSC, N-Power or any similar programme.

DURATION:

The service period is for two (2) years or as may be determined by the Universal Basic Education Commission.

REMUNERATION

The Federal Government shall pay each participant an allowance of N30,000.00 per month.

METHOD OF APPLICATION FOR FTS Recruitment 2020

Application Form shall be completed online. Interested candidates who fulfil the above-listed eligibility criteria should visit https://fts.admissions.clouds to complete and submit their application Forms online. Candidates will be required to upload their credentials (as listed on the site) together with their most recent passport photograph.

Federal Teachers Scheme Recruitment 2020 application portal shall be open for two (2) weeks, from 10th – 24th September 2020. There will be no extension.

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All enquiries relating to the online application should be directed to: ftssupport@flexisaf.com and +2347036662931.

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Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a Computer-Based Test as scheduled below:

Date: Saturday, 10th October, 2020

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We are pleased to inform the general public, especially those who applied for the Nigeria Police Academy that the Institute has formally released a Mock examination to those who are interested. This will enable aspiring candidates to understand the basics and way at which the main examination is prepared.

We strongly advise all those who registered for the Nigeria Police Academy to seat for this exam, this will surely give you an edge and prepared you ahead of the main exam coming.

Nigeria Police Academy Mock Examination Date 2020

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However, prior to the examination, there would be Mock examination on Monday 14th September 2020 at FCT, Abuja and Lagos Centres. Interested Candidates who wish to register should Click the Link “APPLY FOR MOCK EXAM” to register their Examination Number between Sunday 30th August and Thursday 7th September 2020.


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