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SS1: COMMERCE - 1ST TERM

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  1. Introduction to Commerce | Week 1
    3 Topics
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    2 Quizzes
  2. E-Commerce | Week 2
    3 Topics
  3. The Barter System | Week 3
    1 Topic
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    1 Quiz
  4. Occupation | Week 4
    1 Topic
  5. Services | Week 5
    2 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Production, Division of Labour, Specialization & Exchange I | Week 6
    3 Topics
  7. Production, Division of Labour, Specialization & Exchange II | Week 7
    2 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Retail Trade / Home Trade | Week 8
    5 Topics
  9. Small Scale Retailing | Week 9
    6 Topics
  10. Large Scale Retailing | Week 10
    9 Topics
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    1 Quiz



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Definition of Hawking

Goods are conveyed from place to place on head, canoes, or by carts. It is the cheapest and most popular means of retailing goods in West Africa. People are engaging in hawking because it requires small capital to operate.

Advantages

1. It involves movement of goods from one place to another

2. It provides job opportunity to people

3. Goods are relatively cheap

4. It requires small capital to operate

5. It provides door to door services to consumers

Disadvantages

1. It usually causes traffic on busy roads

2. The life of hawkers are always in danger

3. The children from poor homes are denied education especially if their parents prefer them to assist the family by hawking

4. Hawking is associated with vices like touting, robbery, molestation of teenage boys and girls by hooligans

5. Most food items sold pose danger to peoples’ health because of too much exposure to dust and flies.

6. Hawkers exposed themselves to harsh weather conditions such as sun, rain, or cold.

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