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SS2: GOVERNMENT - 1ST TERM

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  1. Electoral Process | Week 1
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  2. Types of Electoral Process | Week 2
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    1 Quiz
  3. Electoral Process Continues - Proportional, Representation, Repeated Ballot, Direct and Indirect Elections | Week 3
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  4. Ballot Systems | Types of Voting | Week 4
    3 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Organization of Election | Week 5
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    1 Quiz
  6. Electoral Commission and Electoral Officers | Week 6
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. Public Opinion and Mass Media | Week 7
    6 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Civil Service | Week 8
    6 Topics
  9. Personnel Administration in the Civil Service | Week 9
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  10. Public Corporation | Week 10
    9 Topics
  11. Commercialization, Privatization and Deregulation of Public Corporations | Week 11
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Topic Content:

  • Meaning of Public Opinion
  • Characteristics of Public Opinion
  • Formation of Public Opinion

Public Opinion is a total/general view held by the majority of people in a community on a given public issue at a given time. It can also be defined as the attitude, beliefs, and values which are seen to be commonly held and expressed by a majority of the citizens on a given public issue.

Characteristics of Public Opinion:

(i) Public Opinion is an opinion held by the majority on a given public issue.

(ii) Issues that concern the general public is the central factor in public opinion e.g. Social, Economic, and Political Issues.

 

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