Class: Primary 1

Term: 1st Term

Week: 6

Age: 6 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: National Values Education

Curriculum Theme: Civic Education

Topic: Ruling Party in Nigeria

Content: Political parties in Nigeria

Specific Objectives:

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to:

  • Mention the political parties in Nigeria
  • Mention the ruling party in Nigeria

Instructional Materials:

  • Chart paper
  • Markers
  • Flashcards of political party logos


Content Development: Political Parties in Nigeria

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 1: Introduction to Political Parties5 minutesDiscussionExplain the concept of political parties and their role in governance.Listen attentively and take notes.
Step 2: Examples of Political Parties10 minutesVisual PresentationShow pictures or flashcards of political party logos (e.g., All Progressives Congress, People’s Democratic Party, etc.)Identify and name the political parties shown.
Step 3: Discussion on the Ruling Party10 minutesQuestion and AnswerAsk which party is currently the ruling party in Nigeria and explain its significance.Respond to the questions and discuss the ruling party.
Step 4: Recap and Reinforcement10 minutesGroup ActivityDivide the pupils into groups and ask them to discuss and list the political parties they have learned.Work in groups to create a list of political parties.
Step 5: Evaluation5 minutesOral QuestionsAsk individual pupils to mention any political party they have learned.Respond to the questions and provide answers.
Step 6: Note Copying5 minutesIndividual ActivityProvide the pupils with a written note summarizing the lesson and ask them to copy it into their notebooks.Copy the note into their notebooks.


Political Parties:

Political parties are groups of people who come together to contest elections and govern a country.

Political parties in Nigeria:

  1. All Progressives Congress (APC)
  2. People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
  3. Labor Party (LP)
  4. All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
  5. Action Democratic Party (ADP)
  6. African Democratic Congress (ADC)
  7. Young Progressive Party (YPP)
  8. Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)
  9. National Conscience Party (NCP)

The ruling party in Nigeria is currently All Progressive Congress (APC)


Ask the following questions to evaluate the lesson:

  1. What is a political party?
  2. Can you mention any political party in Nigeria?
  3. Which party is currently the ruling party in Nigeria?

Teaching Aids:

  • Chart paper
  • Markers
  • Flashcards of political party logos

Note to Teachers:

Please note that the actual content of the lesson, teaching methods, and pupil activities may vary based on your specific teaching style, curriculum, or resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 28, 2023