Disadvantages of choosing a leader

Disadvantages of choosing a leader

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Subject   :  Civic Education


Class  : Basic  / Primary 2  / Class 2


Term : Second   Term


Week  : Week 6


Topic  :

Disadvantages of choosing a leader


Previous Knowledge : The pupils have previous knowledge of

The Importance of Title Holders in Nigeria

that was taught  in their previous classes

Behavioural  Objectives : At the end of the lesson , pupils should be able to

  • Explain the meaning of bad leaders
  • Explain what may happen if a leader is very bad
  • say how leaders may be checked if they become bad

Instructional Materials 

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Online Resource
  • Textbooks

Methods of Teaching 

  • Role modelling
  • Questions and Answers
  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Recitation
  • Imitation
  • Story Telling

Content :  


Disadvantages refers to the bad effects of something. The bad effects of choosing a leader are:

  1. Jealousy
  2. Arrogance 
  3. Arbitrary/ Selfish rule
  4. Lack of care for the people
  5. War
  6. Lack of development
  7. Poverty
  8. Kidnapping
  9. Corruption
  10. Dictatorship

Some bad leaders do not follow the law of the land. They treat the people badly, grab peoples’ wives and properties and collect bribe. These may lead to riot, war or unrest  in the community. However, a leader is appointed by some elders in the community or by the dictates of the oracles or customs, so he may also be removed if he fails to follow the tradition or customs  of the land.


How to check or control bad leaders

  • The leaders may be voted out of office.
  • The leader may be impeached
  • The leader may be sent to exile
  • He or she may be told to step down from the position of office.
  • According to Yoruba culture, a traditional leader that becomes bad may be told to open calabash


The topic is presented step by step

Step 1 : The class teacher revises the old topic

Step 2 : The class teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3 : The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own contributions and gives room for pupils” participation


Class Teacher And Pupils Activities. Interaction or  Participation 

This involves class teacher  and pupils interaction , conversation , imitation or modeling through discussion , play method or just by recitation or asking and answering questions that are related to the topic that has just been taught

  • The class teacher ask the pupils to name the names of some councilors in the community
  • A pupil may be dressed as a present or governor and make him or her to act or model as a president or governor
  • The class teacher may help the pupils to say the names  of traditional leaders in Nigeria


  1. The traditional rulers of the Yorubas is called ________
  2. Mention  three way by which a bad traditional leader may be checked
  3. Mention three ways by which a bad political leader may be checked
  4. Mention one problem of a traditional ruler __________
  5. Who is the president of Nigeria . _____________
  6. Who is the governor of Lagos state ? ________
  7. How can a traditional ruler be removed from the throne ______
  8. Mention three problems of choosing a bad leader
  9. In which Local government council is your school located ? ______
  10. The traditional of the Igbo is called ___________
  11. What are the disadvantages of a bad leader. Mention three
  12. How does a traditional ruler come into power or position of office _____
  13. The traditional rulers of the Hausa is called __________
  14. What are customs and traditions ? ___________


The class teacher does the necessary corrections and he or she goes round to mark .



The class teacher should stimulate the pupils’ interest  on

The way leaders are chosen in the locality

and make them to read or learn about it as they prepare for the next lesson .


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