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Yoruba Syllabus for WAEC

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PREAMBLE:

This examination syllabus is based entirely on the Yoruba curriculum developed by NERDC in 2007.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The syllabus is designed to:

  • (a) enable candidates speak, read and write competently in Yoruba and communicate effectively with other speakers of the language;
  • (b) familiarize candidates with the sound system, grammatical structures and other features of Yoruba Language;
  • (c) acquaint candidates with the necessary tools needed for a thorough appreciation of Yoruba speech usage, literature and culture (customs and institutions).

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

  • The examination will consist of two papers, Papers 1 and 2.
  • It will test the following aspects ofYoruba Language: comprehension, composition, sound system, grammar and translation.
  • It will also test selected texts of oral and written literature as well as Basic Principles of Literary Appreciation, Customs and Institutions.
  • The rubrics shall be written in Yoruba.

PAPER 1 shall contain 60 multiple-choice objective questions on Language, Literature and
Culture. The paper shall have three sections, Section A, B and C. Candidates will be required to
answer all the questions in 1 hour for 60 marks. The questions shall be distributed as follows:

 

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Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Syllabus for WAEC

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SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

The examinations shall consist of three papers, all of which must be taken. Papers 1 and 2 shall be composite and will be taken at one sitting.

  • Paper 1: This will consist of forty compulsory multiple choice questions. Candidates will be allowed 1 hour for the paper. It will carry 40 marks.
  • Paper 2: There shall be five essay questions out of which candidates will be expected to answer any four in 1 hour 30 minutes for 60 marks.
  • Paper 3: There shall be two practical questions for candidate to answer one of them within 2 hours for
    100 marks.

A list of materials (cutting list) shall be made available to the schools not less than two weeks before the paper is taken for their procurement and preparation for the examination.

Candidate shall carry out the task in the presence of an examiner. Alternatively, the Council may consider using the alternative to practical work testing method in the event of constraints on requisite facilities.

In this case, two compulsory questions shall be made available for candidates to answer within 2 hours for 100 marks.

The paper shall test candidates’ real life experience in the workshop, abilities to identify and use requisite tools, use of measuring instruments and trouble shooting, etc.

Free hand sketches of hand tools, circuits and wiring diagrams of refrigeration and air conditioning systems may also be required.

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Sculpture Syllabus for WAEC

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PREAMBLE

Sculpture has been identified as one of the vocational subjects at the Senior High School Level because of its importance in the sustenance and development of the culture and arts of a society.

2. OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the syllabus are to test for the candidate’s:

  • (i) knowledge in the history and development of sculpture,
  • (ii) ability to explore, identify, select, construct, prepare, use, care for materials and tools,
  • (iii) knowledge and experience in healthy studio practices.
  • (iv) creative and manipulatory skills in designing and production of various forms of
    sculpture by employing the traditions and cultures of the society to arrive at original creations,
  • (v) skills in the finishing and packaging of sculptures,
  • (vi) capability to appreciate and critique works of sculpture,
  • (vii) ability to plan and establish a small-scale industry.

3. SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2 and 3 all of which must be taken. Papers 1 and 2 will be a composite paper to be taken at one sitting.

  • PAPER 1: Will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions all of which must be answered within 50 minutes for 40 marks.
  • PAPER 2: Will consist of six essay-type questions. Candidates will be required to answer four questions within 2 hours for 60 marks.
  • PAPER 3: Will be two practical projects out of which candidates will execute one within five days, working for six hours each of the days. The paper will carry 80 marks.

The questions will be sent to the candidates two weeks before the execution period for candidates to study. Designing of sketches and preparatory notes should also be done within the two weeks prior to the execution of the project.

These will carry 20 marks. The total mark for the paper is therefore 100.

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Shorthand Syllabus for WAEC

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SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

Two passages will be dictated at 80 words per minute with an interval of 2 minutes. The syllabic intensity of the passages should be 1.35 – 1.40. Each passage will last for 3 minutes.

After the last passage, 5 minutes will be allowed for candidates to read through their shorthand notes before the commencement of transcription.

All transcription must be done on the typewriter.

The use of English and Shorthand Dictionaries is allowed. The examination shall be of 1 hour 13 minutes duration (6 minutes for dictation, 7 minutes for intervals and 1 hour for transcription).

DETAILED SYLLABUS

  • (a) Business Matters
    One of the passages for dictation shall be business in nature e.g. Letters, Memoranda, Reports, and any other related topics.
  • (b) Literary Matters
    The other passage shall be literary and within the experience of the candidates. It shall not be technical or controversial.

NOTES ON THE EXAMINATION

  • (a) Candidates must provide their own typewriters, shorthand notebooks, and other writing materials.
  • (b) The shorthand notes may be written with either pen or pencil. The shorthand notes must be attached to the transcripts.
  • (c) Specially marked typing papers will be supplied by the Council. No typing paper other than those supplied by the Council may be used.
  • (d) Candidates shall not be allowed to make any carbon copy.
  • (e) The shorthand readers shall be allowed access to the passages twenty minutes before the dictation commences.

A preliminary passage of 2 minutes duration will be dictated before the commencement of the actual examination to enable candidates to become accustomed to the reader’s voice.

The preliminary passage must not be transcribed and does not form part of the examination.

 

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