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Term: 2nd Term
Class: Senior Secondary School 3
Age: 17 years
Duration: 40 minutes of 2 periods each
Topic:- Economic groups in West Africa I
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES: Identification, explanation, questions and answers, demonstration, videos from source
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: Videos, loud speaker, textbook, pictures
The teacher reviews the previous lesson on means of privatization and commercialization
Students pay attention
She explains the meaning of ECOWAS and narrates a brief history of ECOWAS
She lists some nations that are part of the ECOWAS
Students pay attention and participates
She discusses the aims and objectives and the problems of the ECOWAS
Students pay attention and participate
The teacher writes a summarized note on the board
The students copy the note in their books
ECOWAS means Economic Community of West African States.
ECOWAS was established on May 28th , 1975 after the treaty establishing it was signed in Lagos, Nigeria.
The member countries of ECOWAS are:
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF ECOWAS
living standards of its peoples
projects in the area of transportation, energy etc.
ACHEIVEMENT OF ECOWAS
ECOMOG(economic monitoring group) thus restoring peace in Liberia,
intervened in Sierra Leon and restored order in 1997, it also intervened in
the civil war of Guinea Bissau hence a credit to Ecowas.
especially after the departure of colonialism when the colonial masters
withdrew their support.
the non- aggression treaty signed in 1976. This promoted peace in West
sort out West African problems in case of a crisis, this has limited
aggression and counter aggression.
member states, this in effect promoted a period of peace and development
in West Africa.
states to their completion which would have hitherto called for external
assistance and borrowing for example the West African power pool was
started to construct power stations in different countries of West Africa.
This boosted industrial development for example Diama and manatali dams
in Senegal and Mali respectively.
enforced in the 4th heads of state summit in Dakar Senegal where
passports and visa restrictions were removed. This in effect reduced
unemployment and promoted the spirit of togetherness.
tariffs on commodities originating from West Africa. This promoted
industrialization in West Africa. This was approved in 2002.
approval of ECOWAS. This in effect has conserved the environment and
steps to improve the environment upheld since 1982.
forum, and acquisition of international markets like AGOA (African growth
and opportunity act), it also deals with the European Union and this has
enhance West African bargaining power on prices in the world market.
PROBLEMS OR FAILURES OF ECOWAS
EVALUATION: 1. State the meaning of ECOWAS and narrate a brief history of ECOWAS
CLASSWORK: As in evaluation
CONCLUSION: The teacher commends the students positively