Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

Influence of working parents on the Nigerian family





 TOPIC: Influence of working parents on the Nigerian family

Nowadays, because of the harsh economy, and in order to be able to provide for their families, most parents go out to work and earn money. Many parents cannot take good care of their children because they are at work most of the time. The children are either left at home with house-helps, or they are taken to day-care centers or playgroup houses. In some rare cases, the children are taken to foster homes. A foster home is a place where some people take care of children of other families, under certain conditions, for a number of years. Thus, children of working parents may grow up without adequate care and attention, and may turn out to become depressed or wayward, because their parents were busy earning money at the time when they should have taken very good care of them.


Assessment & Evaluation:

  • list the foreign influences on Nigerian family life.
  • explain how religion influences Nigerian family life
  • discuss the influences of working parents on the Nigerian family


Teacher goes over the topic once again to enhance better understanding


A Choose the best answers for the following questions:

1 The lifestyle of other people, which our people now imitate and practise is

called ______________. A internal influence B external influence

C family influence D social influence

2 In the olden days, the Nigerian family life was very _______________.

A complicated B complex C simple D mild

  • External influence on Nigerian family life comes mainly from the following except ______________. A United States B Europe C Arab countries D South Africa
  • In the past, a person’s mode of dressing depended on his/her

_____________. A religion B occupation C ethnic group D family style 5 Which of the following factors is not responsible for changes in Nigerian family life?

A Marriage practices B Education C Food eating habits D Religion

  • Today, children’s education has changed from traditional to ____________. A Eastern education B Western education C political education D social education
  • Which of the following is a processed food? A Yam B Plantain C Bread D Cassava
  • One of the following is a local food. A Bread B Beans C Baked beans D Cakes
  • Before now, babies were fed _________________. A cow milk B Golden Morn C breast milk D custard
  • The practice of one man, one wife is called _______________. A Christian marriage B monogamy C polygamy D polyandry
  • Which of the following religions encourages only the marriage of one man, one wife? A Islam B African traditional religion C Judaism D Christianity 12 Those who practise African traditional religion are called ______________.

A priests B traditional worshippers C Muslims D Christians


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