Topic: Population
Instructional Objectives – At the end of the lesson, the students should be able to:
1 Determine the size of working and dependent populations based on the information given in a table. (SSCE 2019 Q2a)
2 Calculate the natural increase or decrease in the population of a community from the information given in a table. (SSCE 2019 Q2b)

3 Describe the age distribution of a given population. (SSCE 2019 Q2c)
4 Define optimum population. (SSCE 2018 Q3a)
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5 List the various ways in which rapid population growth can slow down the rate of economic development. (SSCE 2018 Q3b)
6 Describe any three measures that can be adopted to control rapid population growth. (SSCE 2018 Q3c)

7 Outline any five effects of high dependency ratio. (SSCE 2008 Q3)
8 Give two major views of Rev. Thomas Malthus in population theory. (SSCE 2007 Q3a)

9 State the relevance of Thomas Malthus views to the economic realities of West African countries. (SSCE 2007 Q3b)
10 Explain population census. (SSCE 2006 Q5a)

11 Describe the problems faced in conducting a population census in your country. (SSCE 2006 Q5b)
12 Explain any two causes of a declining population. (SSCE 2004 Q3a)

13 Outline any three factors which determine the size of your country’s working population. (SSCE 2004 Q3b)
14 Outline the main features of the Malthusian theory on population. (SSCE 1994 Q7)

15 Explain the developments that make Malthusian theory irrelevant to the present-day situation. (SSCE 1994 Q7)
16 Highlight the economic effects of high population density in Nigeria. (SSCE 1993 Q7)

17 Describe the factors that can affect the size of a country’s population. (SSCE 1991 Q8)
18 Outline the views of Thomas Malthus about population. (SSCE 1988 Q3a)

19 Justify the validity of Thomas Malthus views about the Nigerian situation today. (SSCE 1988 Q3b)

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