GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES
Basic 6 / Primary Six
Previous lesson :
The pupils have previous knowledge of
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF FOREIGNERS IN OUR MIDST
Behavioural objectives :
At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to
- say the meaning of government policies and programmes
- give examples of government policies and programmes
- say the benefits of government policies and programmes
Instructional Materials :
- Wall charts
- Related Online Video
- Flash Cards
Methods of Teaching :
- Class Discussion
- Group Discussion
- Asking Questions
- Role Modelling
- Role Delegation
Reference Materials :
- Scheme of Work
- Online Information
- 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
What are government policies and programmes ?
Government policies and programmes are special sets of orders of doing things established by government for the easy administration and orderliness of things within their area of jurisdiction . Every government in Nigeria at various levels have developed different various policies and programmes to make lives easy for people under their jurisdiction or administration .
Every sector or department in government office usually have policies or protocols for effective ways of doing things .These sectors in every government establishment may include education, health, finance, youths and sports , agriculture, public utilities, rehabilitation . etc .
Examples of Federal Government Policies ang Programmes
National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS)
This economic policy was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2004 with the aim of maintaining and sustaining economic growth throughout the whole federation . The Federal government developed this programmed with the sole aim of reducing , curbing or eliminating poverty . NEEDS also have the state level that is known as State Economics Empowerment Strategy (SEEDS) while the one at the local government is known as the Local Government Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (LEEDS)
Objectives of NEEDS
- Special attention and focus on major income earner of the country eg oil and gas
- Commitment to sustenance of economic growth and poverty reduction
- Improving citizens financial and economic lives
- Encouraging the development of economic growth most especially at National level
Universal Basic Education Programme (UBE)
This is a compulsory educational programme that was initiated during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1990 with the aim of giving all Nigerian children basic education so that every child in Nigeria will be able to read and write .
This policy was used to replaced the previous old 6 – 3 – 3 – 4 educational policy in Nigeria .
This government policy ensures that no one is above the law. The policy was formulated to alleviate poverty, reduce government corruption, and establish a democratic system. It makes sure that rules and regulations are followed by everyone and everybody in government not minding the position of the person. These bring transparency without any form of favoritism or corruption in any of the government functions or activities.
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
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.
- What is the full meaning of NEEDS
- What is the full meaning of SEEDS
- What is the full meaning of LEEDS
- What is the full meaning of UBE
- Explain the meaning of DUE Process
- Mention two objectives of NEEDS
Prepare for the next lesson by reading about THE BENEFITS AND IMPORTANCE OF GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES TO NIGERIANS