Government Lesson Note for First Term SS3

 

SCHEME OF WORK

Week One and Two: Africa, as the centrepiece of Nigeria’s Foreign policy

Week Three and Four: Non-alignment in Nigeria

Week Five and Six: Organization of African Unity

Week Seven and Eight: Commonwealth of Nations

Week Nine and Ten: United Nations Organizations

Week Eleven: Revision

Week Twelve: Examination

 

Lesson Note on Government SS3 First Term 

Below are the 2022 complete Government lesson notes for SS3 First Term

 

Week One and Two: Africa, as the centrepiece of Nigeria Foreign policy

Introduction:

The origin of this concept “Africa, the centerpiece of Nigeria’s foreign policy” could be

traced to the administration of the first republic in Nigeria (1960-66) headed by the prime

minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. He maintained that: We belong to Africa and as such

 

Nigeria would pursue realistic African policies. Africa should be given a pride of place in

Nigeria’s foreign policy formulation. Other governments especially the Muritala/Obasanjo

administration after Balewa, pursued this policy in practical terms.

The following are the principles of the concept, Africa, the centerpiece of Nigeria’s foreign

policy:

1. Developing programmes for possible assistance to other African states and fostering

understanding among them.

2. The belief in the sovereignty and equality of African states.

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Week Three and Four: Non-alignment in Nigeria

Introduction:

It is an international movement drawn from different countries of the world and mostly the

third world countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe, etc. The major aim of this

movement is the adoption of a non-confrontational approach to world issues. The founding

fathers of this movement are; Yugoslavia’s president Josip Broz Tito; Indonesia’s first

president, Sukarno; Egypt’s second president, Gamal Abdel Nasser; Ghana’s first president,

Kwame Nkrumah and India’s first prime minister, Jawarahal Nehru.

The non-aligned movement originated in the Bandung meeting of leaders (1955) and first

summit conference (1961) comprising mainly African and Asian states.

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Week Five and Six: Organization of African Unity

Introduction:

The Organization of African Unity (OAU) was formed on May 25, 1963 at Addis Ababa,

Ethiopia. Thirty independent African states attended the inaugural meeting. The organisation

was intended to unite all African states against the forces of colonialism and imperialism and

also to work towards the resolution of African socio-economic and political problems. The

OAU is made up of all independent African states which did not augur well for unity.

1.  Casablanca group: Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, guineas, Mali and Algeria.

2.  Brazaville or African and Malaysian group: Cameroun, Congo Brazzaville, Ivory Coast,

Senegal, Niger Republic, etc.

3.  Monrovia group: Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, etc.

 

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SS3 First Term Government Lesson Note

 

Week Seven and Eight: Commonwealth of Nations

Introduction:

The Commonwealth of Nations often called just the Commonwealth, is an association of 53

independent nations, all but one of which are former British colonies or related

dependencies. Although the British empire is mostly no more, these nations grouped

together to use their history to promote peace, democracy and development. There are

substantial economic ties and a shared history.

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Week Nine and Ten: United Nations Organizations

Introduction:

The United Nations Organization came into existence in1945. This was as a result of the

failure of the league of nations formed in 1919 after the first world war (1914-18), to prevent

the outbreak of another war e.g. second world war of (1939-45). USA, Britain, China, Soviet

Union and France and about so other states came together to draw a charter on 24 th  of 1945,

at san Francisco in USA the essence of this charter was the desire to maintain peace and

security among nations of the world.

Admission into the UNO is open and currency there are about 185 nations making up the body.

Nigeria was the 99th member and was admitted after her independence, it is open to all

peace-loving nations of the world.

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Week Eleven: Revision

This week, we would be doing a revision of all that we learned during the term.

Week Twelve: Examination

Afterwards, we would write an examination, which would test our knowledge of what has

been taught so far.