Citizenship education GCE O/L past papers for 2016 and 2017

Citizenship education GCE O/L past papers for 2016 and 2017

CAMEROON GCE O/LEVEL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION PAST QUESTIONS FOR 2016 AND 2017

Citizenship education GCE O/L past papers for 2016 and 2017
Citizenship education GCE O/L past papers for 2016 and 2017

Cameroon GCE O/L June 2017 CITIZENSHIP 2.

PART ONE (COMPULSORY)

EXTRACT

  • 1 Study these articles of the 1972 Constitution of the United Republic of Cameroon and then answer questions a-d which follow. (The maximum mark for each sub-question is indicated in brackets). ARTICLE l-(i)
    The United Republic of Cameroon shall with the effect of entry into force of this law, be known as the Republic of Cameroon

l-(ii) The Republic of Cameroon shall be a decentralised Unitary State.
l-(iii) It shall be one and indivisible, secular, democratic and dedicated to social services…
l-(iv) Its Motto shall be “Peace -Work,- Fatherland”
l-(v) Its Flag shall be three vertical stripes with one golden star…
l-(vi) Its National Anthem shall be “Oh Cameroon, Cradle of Our forefathers”
1-(vii) The Seal of the Republic of Cameroon shall be a circular medallion…
Sources- 1972
1- (a) (i)
(ii)(iii)Constitution of the United Republic of Cameroon
In what year was a new Constitution drawn up to replace the Constitution cited in the introductory statement?
State two important innovations proposed by the new Constitution.
Who was the Head of State at the time this new Constitution was drawn up?.
(1+2 +1 marks)
(i) Identify the three colours of the Cameroon Flag mentioned in article 1 (v) above.
(ii) On which of the colours is the golden star affixed?
(iii) What is the significance of the golden star mentioned above?
(iv) On which two occasions can the Cameroon flag be hoisted at half-mast?.
(1+1+2+2 marks)
(i) Who wrote the English version of the Cameroon National Anthem?
(ii) Write down the opening line of the first verse and the last line of the chorus of the Anthem mentioned above.
(iii) Suggest three occasions during which the anthem is sung,(l+2+3marks)
(d) (i) Identify one other National Symbol not mentioned in the extract
(ii) Give a brief description of the Seal mentioned in article 1 (vii). (l+3marks)

PART TWO

SECTION A: THE CITIZEN, GROUP AND COMMUNITY DYNAMICS
Answer ONE question from this section.
2 (a) What do you understand by a family?
(b) Explain three types of families in Cameroon.
(c) Outline;
(i) The rights of the child
(ii) The responsibilities of parents to their children (3,3,7,7 marks)
3, (a) What is a highway code?
(b) Which factors are responsible for the several accidents on the Cameroon highway today?
(c) Describe measures that can be taken by the state to prevent such accidents:
(4, 8,8 marks)4. Springs and Streams are drying up in your community, Explain the following to your people:
(a) The causes.
(b) The effects.
(c) The possible solutions to the problem.
(d) The people or agencies to contact for a solution and state why.
( 5, 5,5,5, marks)

SECTION B: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC LIFE IN CAMEROON.
Answer ONE question from this section
5. (a) Outline the causes, manifestations, and effects of any one of the following social ills in Cameroon today:
(i) Juvenile delinquency
(ii) Drug abuse
(iii) STD’S
(iv) HIV’ and AIDS.
(b) What measures have been taken by the Cameroon government to stamp out these social ills?
(5,5, 5, 5 marks)
6. (a) What do you understand by a state.?
(b) Identify three arms of Government in Cameroon.
(c) Outline the functions of any two of them. (4,8,8 marks)
7. (a) Define economic growth and economic development.
(b) What factors are responsible for economic growth in a country?
(c) Describe the likely effect of economic growth for Cameroonians. (6,6, 8 marks)

SECTION C: UNIVERSAL VALUES.
Answer ONE question from this section
8. (a) What do you understand by Human Rights.?
(b) State and explain any four fundamental human rights.
(c) What instruments exist in Cameroon for the protection and promotion of Human Rights? (4,10,6 marks)

Citizenship O level 2017 paper 2
SECTION A: THE CITIZEN, GROUP AND COMMUNITY DYNAMICS
Answer One question from this section.
2. (a) In what ways does one become a citizen of Cameroon?
(b) What are the duties of a good citizen?
(c) Outline the responsibilities of the Cameroon Government to its citizens.
(3,7,10 marks)

  1. What do you understand by :
    (a) A Municipal Councilor?
    (b) What are the pre-conditions for becoming a Municipal Councilor in Cameroon?
    (c) Outline the services of a Municipal Councilor to its inhabitants. (6, 7, 7 marks)
  2. (a) Describe with examples the human activities in Cameroon which have a detrimental impact on the natural environment.
    (b) What measures has the Government taken to conserve and protect this environment? ( 10, 10, marks)

SECTION B: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC LIFE IN CAMEROON.
A Answer One question from this section
5. (a) Explain why successive election results in Cameroon since 1992 have been a source of contention.
(b) Outline the main weaknesses of the Cameroon electoral system and
(c) State the various ways taken by Government over the last two decades
to improve the electoral process in the country. (7, 7,6 marks)

  1. (a) How does the Government of Cameroon ge erate revenue.?
    (b) Identify and explain three-main reasons why the Government may fail to generate revenue
    (c) What are the likely consequences of such failure on the citizens? (7, 7-6–marks)
  2. (a). Explain the composition and function of the Executive and the legislative arms of the Cameroon Government.
    (b) Outline important innovations of the 1996 Constitution. (12, 8 marks)

SECTION C: UNIVERSAL VALUES.
Answer One question from this section
8. (a) What do you understand by Human Rights.?
(b) In what ways and for what reasons are Human Rights violated?
(c) Describe the instruments which are used to protect and promote Human Right and Freedoms in Cameroon. (4, 8, 8 marks)
9. (a) What are the main causes of conflicts in villages and schools.?
(b) Describe the consequences of these conflicts.
(c) Outline the structures put in place to resolve these conflicts.
(10,5,5 marks)
10. Write short notes on any four of the following:
(a) Child labour
(b) Terrorism
(c) Minority groups
(d) Refugees
(e) Child trafficking Globalization
(3) Gender inequality

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