Government Paper 2, Nov/Dec. 2012  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Main
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Question 1

Question 1:    (a) Define government as an institution of the state.

(b) Highlight any five functions of government.

This is a straight forward question and the most popular of all. All the candidates who attempted it performed very well and scored high marks. Nevertheless, some candidates deprived themselves good marks by mere listing the functions of government without further explanation. Candidates were expected to provide the following answers to the question:    

(a)        Government as an institution of the state could be defined as a group of persons and institution legally set up by the state to make, enforce and interpret laws.

(b)        (i)         Policy making;
                        (ii)        Policy implementation;
                        (iii)       Provision of social amenities and services;
                        (iv)       Promotion of economic development;

                        (v)        Defending the state

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