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WAEC Syllabus For Government 2024/2025 Academic Session – PDF Document

Government as a subject is a core subject for students in Art and commercial classes in senior secondary schools in Nigeria. To pass Government in your WAEC you need to be aware of the approved WAEC syllabus for Government for 2024 which is the current academic session and work alongside the information provided in the syllabus.

The government syllabus for WAEC is simply a guide on how to approach the examination, what to expect in the examination and how the examination will be set so students are not caught unaware. Back in the days most especially in the 90s when internet was a big deal, WAEC candidates could not place their hands WAEC syllabuses for art or commercially inclined subjects but now the internet has been flooded with such useful material for students to download at their comfort zones.

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The current 2024/2025 WAEC syllabus for Government as a subject is largely required by students in SSS (Senior Secondary Schools) since they are preparing for their West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) however, this is not to rule out the fact that it cannot be used even before the exams, in fact having it on ground months before the examination is at the candidate’s advantage. It would guide you in your reading pattern and know where to focus your strength based on the topics and sub topics with the highest marks and lastly it would give you a list of suggested reading text books for Government and their Authors.

Based on our online and offline findings, we were able to draw a conclusion that 70% of potential WAEC candidates have been searching for the 2024/2025 WAEC Syllabus for Government so to wet their appetites we took extra steps in making this material available online for free in PDF Format, that is candidates can now download for free the WAEC syllabus for government as a subject for free without any extra cost.

We have already made available on our blog the 2024 WAEC syllabus for Biology and Physics WAEC Syllabus, they are all available for free in PDF format and it is most beneficial for science students. We are on the verge of making the WAEC syllabus for all subjects available but we shall be breaking them down in a systematic order for ease of understanding for candidates.

For the sake of this post, we will be providing the 2024 WAEC syllabus for Government but let us make it clear to you that we have the WAEC syllabus for the following subjects;

  1. 2024/2025 WAEC Syllabus for Literature in English
  2. WAEC 2024/2025 Syllabus for English Language
  3. 2024/2025 WAEC Syllabus for Financial Accounting
  4. WAEC Syllabus for Biology for 2024/2025 session
  5. WAEC syllabus for all Science subjects
  6. 2024/2025 WAEC Syllabus for all Art Subjects
  7. WAEC Syllabus for all Commercial Subjects

WAEC Syllabus For Government 2024/2025 Academic Session

Having the 2024/2025 WAEC syllabus for Government at your beck and call alongside dedication to your studies, candidates are sure of being successful in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination. For the sake of this post as said at the beginning of this write up, we will be making available for candidates, the approved 2021 WAEC syllabus for Government below, we will give a summary of what the 2021 WAEC syllabus for Government contains before providing a free PDF document download link containing details of what to expect in the coming examination.

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This syllabus aims at assessing the candidates’ ability to do the following:

(a) Define the concepts of Government and show their understanding of its principles, institutions and processes.

(b) Recognize their role as an informed citizens and their contributions towards the achievement of national development.

(c) Evaluate the successes, failures and problems of governments in West Africa.

(d) Analyse the constitutional developments and processes of colonial and post – independent government.

(e) Appreciate the role of their country as a member of the international community.


There will be two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2, both of which must be taken. Papers 1 and 2 will be composite and will be taken at one sitting.

PAPER 1: This will consist of fifty multiple-choice objective questions drawn from the entire syllabus. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions in 1 hour for 40 marks.

PAPER 2: This will be a 2-hour essay type test consisting of two sections, Sections A and B as follows:

Section A: Elements of Government

Shall contain five questions out of which candidates shall be required to attempt any two.

Section B: Political and Constitutional Developments in West Africa and International Relations

Shall contain sets of five questions each; one set for one member country.  Each candidate is to answer two questions chosen from the set on the country in which he/she is taking the examination.

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The paper shall carry 60 marks.

See below, the PDF file of 2024 WAEC Syllabus for Government, you can download for free and share the link and documents with candidates that it would be beneficial to.


When you enter the above link, a preamble of the syllabus is the first information before you will see the aims and objective of the 2024 WAEC syllabus for Government, furthermore, a detailed marking scheme and marks allotted to various topics have also been described in the syllabus.

Lastly, the WAEC recommended text books for Government is also made available, this helps candidates focus and align with what is expected of them in the examination which in-turn makes marking easier for WAEC representatives.

We hope the above has been helpful so far? hence, you are satisfied with the information. Questions are however entertained here so if you have questions as regards the WAEC 2024/2025 Syllabus for Government, kindly get through to us through the comment section below and we shall respond accordingly. Please all WAEC candidates in Art and Commercial classes should treat the above utmost seriousness as it is the approved WAEC syllabus for Government for 2021/2022 academic session.

Best of luck to all students.