Government 2, May/June 2014  
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question 1

State five reasons for the study of government..


This was a popular and a straight forward question. All the candidates who attempted it performed very well and scored high marks. Nevertheless, some candidates deprived themselves good marks by merely listing the points without further explanation. Candidates were expected to provide the following answers to the question:    

(i)         The study of government helps us to know what is going on in our country and around the world.
            (ii)        It helps to know the successes and failures of our past leaders.
            (iii)       It enables us to differentiate between good and bad government.
            (iv)       It prepares us to take part in the governance of our country.
            (v)        It enables us to know our rights, duties and obligations as citizens.
            (vi)       It puts the citizens in a position to defend their rights when violated.
            (vii)      It helps to inculcate the spirit of nationalism and patriotism in the citizens.
            (viii)     It enables people to understand the system of government adopted in a      country.
            (ix)       It helps us to find solutions to our political problems/challenges.
            (x)        It provides career opportunities for those who study it.
            (xi)       It widens the citizens’ political horizon.
            (xii)      It improves the relationship between the ruler and the ruled.


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