Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

Government policies and programmes

Week 7

Subject: Civic education

Topic: Government policies and programmes

Reference: Civic education for primary schools book 6.

Previous knowledge: Pupils are familiar with citizenship.

Objective: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Identify government policies and programmes
  2. Define NEEDS, UBE and DUE process.


Government policies are actions designed to guide the government in the discharge of duties to the citizens.

Government programmes are a set of activities designed by the government in order to meet the needs of the citizens.

Government policies and programmes

  • National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (NEEDS)

The NEEDS program was established during the civilian administration of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (May 29 1999-May 29 2007).it was established to eradicate poverty, create wealth, and provide employment opportunities for the citizens. Due to the benefits of NEEDS, SEEDS and LEEDS.

The universal Basic education (UBE)

UBE was established to provide free, compulsory and universal basic education for every child of the primary and Junior Secondary School age. Under UBE, it is a crime to allow a child who is of school age to hawk goods on the street or engage in any form of labour.

Due process (budget monitoring and price intelligence unit)

This is a government policy which ensures that rules and regulations are obeyed by government officials in the course of carrying out an official assignment.


Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils

Step II: Teacher introduces and explain new topic to pupils

Step III: Pupils are allowed to ask questions

Step IV: Teacher writes note on the boards for pupils


  1. Define Government policies?
  2. Write the full meaning of UBE and NEEDS?
  3. State the goals of NEEDS?
  4. What is due process?

Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.

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