Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 1

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: National Values Education

Curriculum Theme: Civic Education

Topic: Meaning Of Governance.

Content: Definition

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

  • Define Governance.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Course Book
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Visual aids (e.g., images of government structures)
  • Examples of rules and decision-making

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the meaning of governance is crucial as it helps us comprehend how decisions are made in society and how rules are created and enforced. It’s essential for responsible citizenship.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils should have a basic understanding of what rules are and why they are important.


Content Development: Meaning Of Governance

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 10 minsDiscussionAsk students if they know what governance means. Discuss their answers.Share their ideas and thoughts.
Defining Governance 10 minsExplanationProvide a clear definition of governance. Use examples to make it relatable.Listen and take notes.
Key Concepts 10 minsDiscussionDiscuss key concepts related to governance, like rules, leaders, and decision-making.Engage in discussions and ask questions.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions to test their understanding of governance.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and its relevance in daily life.Share their insights and reflections.

Note to Pupils:

Meaning Of Governance

Governance means how rules and decisions are made in our society. It involves leaders, rules, and decision-making. It includes all the rules, decisions, and actions that help manage and guide how things are done.


  1. What does governance mean?
  2. Can you give an example of governance in your daily life?

Note to Teachers:

Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: October 25, 2023