Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 5

Problems created by bad leadership

Week 7

Subject: Civic Education

Term: 1st Term

Class: Primary 5

Topic: Problems created by bad leadership 

Behavioral objectives: At the end of the lessons, the pupils should be able to

  1. Meaning of leadership
  2. Problems associated with bad leadership

Instructional materials

Different kind of Charts and references materials 

Scheme of work 

And other relevant materials

6 years basic Education curriculum

Online information

Building background connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes



Leadership refers to the position of being a leader. It also refers to that group of people who rule a country or an organization. Bad leadership, in this context, refers to a situation in which some of the leaders of a country are bad. Sometimes, it could be the president or the state governors. It could also be other leaders who work with the president or the state governors


The following are some of the problems created by bad leadership in a country:

  1. Dissatisfaction by the citizens
  2. Destruction of lives and property
  3. Poor health
  4. Insecurity
  5. Injustice
  6. Mismanagement of resources
  7. An ineffective and inefficient labor force

How to check the excesses of bad leaders

The solution include 

  1. Discussion
  2. Employing the services of elder statesmen
  3. Publicity
  4. Public demonstrations
  5. Strikes
  6. Reducing the leaders’ authority 7 Impeachment


Strategies and activities:

step1: Teacher revised previous lesson

Step 2: teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3: Teacher explains new topic

Step 4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions.

Step 5: Teacher evaluates the pupils

Assessment and evaluation

Teacher asks questions from pupils based on the topic 

 Wrap up and conclusions

Teacher goes over the topic for better understanding


  1. List any two problems associated with bad leadership

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