Government 2, May/June 2011  
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question 6

In what six ways did colonial rule contribute to the decline of the powers of the traditional rulers in West Africa.




The question was not popular with the candidates.  Majority of the candidates that dabbled into it performed poorly because they scarcely identified two valid points in their answers.Some of the following points were completely left out by candidates in their responses.

  • introduction of wage earning gave their subjects economic independence; 
  • impact of Western education led to the breakdown of traditional norms;
  • establishment of police force by Colonialists;
  • establishment of legislative council reduced their law making powers;
  • stopping of inter-tribal wars deprived traditional rulers of their wealth.
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