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SS1: GOVERNMENT - 2ND TERM

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  1. Types of Government Continues, Federal and Confederal Systems of Government | Week 1
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    2 Quizzes
  2. Forms of Government: Presidential System of Government | Week 2
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  3. Forms of Government: Parliamentary System of Government | Week 3
    6 Topics
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    2 Quizzes
  4. Structure and Organization of Government: Legislature | Week 4
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Structure and Organization of Government: Executive Content | Week 5
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Structure and Organization of Government: Judiciary Content | Week 6
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. Basic Principles of Government: Political Participation and Political Apathy | Week 7
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Basic Principles of Government: Rule of Law and Delegated Legislation | Week 8
    8 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  9. Basic Principles of Government: Centralization and Decentralization | Week 9
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz



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In recent times, the powers of the executive have continued to grow both in parliamentary and presidential systems due to a number of reasons, which include:

(i) The executive influence on the making of laws through its power to initiate bills to the legislature.

(ii) The executive through delegatory powers and complexity in the work of parliament make rules and regulation and other statutory instruments to deal with certain specific matters.

(iii) The quasi-judicial powers exercised by the executive have added to the growth of the powers of the executive e.g. power of pardon.

(iv) The executive controls the armed forces and the police. This has added enormous powers to the executive.

(v) Growth of a party disciplined system, where decisions at party levels, implemented by the executive sometimes erode the powers of the legislature.

(vi) Modern government requires speed in terms of decision making especially during emergencies when the person or body appointed by the president performs both legislature and executive functions.

(vii) The president’s power, to veto acts of parliament, has contributed to an increase in the powers of the president.

(viii) The president’s power to appoint and dismiss ministers, ambassadors and judges has also increased the powers.

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