Major pillars of democracy

Civic Education SS1 Second Term

Week 4

Major pillars of democracy

Performance objectives

The student should be able to:

1.The constitution

2. The strong institution (arms of government, armed forces and civil societies)


The constitution

The constitution is a document which contains the fundamental principles and rules by which a state is established and run.

Sources of the Constitution

The custom of the people, Acts of parliament

History of the people, Decrees

 A Function of the constitution is that it shares power among the three arms of government

Arms of Government

The Executive: This arm is responsible for policymaking and implementation

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