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question 6

Highlight six features of the Igbo traditional societies.



This question was not a popular one and those who answered it did not perform well; they were unable to explain their ideas properly. Generally, the performance of the candidates was fair.  Candidates were expected to provide the following answers:

 (i) Decentralized administration.
(ii)        The village was the highest unit of administration.
(iii)       Existence of village assembly (Oha-na-eze/Umunna).
(iv)       The village priest/diviner wielded great deal of religious and judicial powers.
(v)        Significant position of age – grades.
(vi)       The family heads played important role in the administration of the village, etc.

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