Types of Constitution

Government SSS 1 Second Term


Types of Constitution

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to explain:

  1. Written and unwritten constitution.
  2. Rigid and flexible constitution.

    iii. Unitary and federal constitution

Written Constitution

A written constitution is defined as a document or set of a document establishing the selection of rules embodied in a document in which the fundamental principles concerning the organisation of a political system, powers of its various agencies are written down and codified.

Advantages of  Written Constitution

1. Power documentation: This allows for proper documentation and establishment of fundamental human rights.

2. Prevention of conflict in the exercise of power: This is possible because the constitution has stated clearly and properly separate the powers and functions of each organ of government.

3. Provides a means of assessment: This helps in measuring and assessing the performance of government as the.... View More

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