Solutions to problems of ethnicity

Subject : 

Civic Education

Term :

Second Term / 2nd Term


Week 8

Class :

Basic 4 / Grade 4 / Primary 4


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of Consequences of ethnicity that have been taught in their previous classes

Topic :

Solutions to problems of ethnicity

Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • suggest possible solution to the problems of ethnicity in Nigeria

Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks


Content :

Suggested  Solutions to Problems of Ethnicity In Nigeria 

  1. Youth Empowerment
  2. Youth Employment
  3. Economic and Even Distribution of National Wealth
  4. Need for National Dialogue on ways to end Ethnic conflicts
  5. Creation of more roads and other necessary facilities to make life easy for people living in various communities
  6. Government should organize more national festivals that will unite everybody in the country as one entity
  7. Opinion  leaders and religious leaders should lay more emphasis on things that unite us rather than things that will separate us as a country
  8. Internal trade should be encourage among different members of different ethnic tribe in the country in order to build trust and understanding
  9. Inter tribal marriage should be encouraged in other to eradicate tribal hatred or ethnicity
  10. Everybody should embrace the spirit of patriotism and tolerance for peaceful coexistence in the country



The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise




The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.



  • Mention three major ethnic groups in Nigeria
  • Mention four problems of ethnicity in Nigeria
  • Write out four solutions to ethnicity in Nigeria




Prepare for the next lesson by reading about  Constituted authority in Nigeria



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