Thursday, 6 February 2014


WAEC has announced the
introduction of 39 new subjects in its examinations.

The Council’s Acting Head, Test Development Division, Mrs.Olayinka Ajibade, who announced this, said the new subjects would commence in this year’s May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

Ajibade said this while
delivering a paper titled “The New Senior Secondary Education Curriculum in
Nigeria; Implications for
Assessment”  at the council’s monthly seminar in Lagos on Friday.

The NERDC is the body responsible for reviewing primary and secondary schools’ curricula in the country.

“Each WASSCE syllabus is derived from the senior secondary education
curriculum. In addition to the 39 new subjects for which NERDC engaged in curriculum development, curriculum
review was also carried out for 35 existing subjects.”

In the new curriculum, four new subjects that are listed below-
√ Computer Studies,
√ Insurance,
√ Store Management and Office Practice- are in the electives category, while the remaining 35 subjects are in the Trades category.

Among subjects in the trade category are:
√ Painting and Decorating,
√ Photography,
√ Salesmanship,
√ Plumbing and Pipe Fitting,and
√ Upholstery.

Ajibade added that under the fresh directive, students would be required to take four core subjects, comprising English Language, General Mathematics, Civic Education and Trade/ Entrepreneurial Studies.

The candidates, she added, would be required to choose 3 or 4 subjects from
√ Humanities,
√ Science,
√ Technology and
√ Business Studies depending on their potential and interest.

Ajibade, while unveiling this noted however that the new directive would face some challenges.
She identified in adequate
teachers, appalling state of facilities in schools and large class size as some of the challenges that would likely beset the initiative.

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