WAEC Syllabus for Home Management. WAEC Syllabus for Home Management is available for all candidates who want to participate in the examination. The West African examination council (WAEC) has officially introduced a syllabus that will guide all the WAEC candidates who wish to write the WAEC examination this year.
For a very successful WAEC Home Management examination for this year, you need to check out the available areas of concentration. It has been divided into sections with chapters, followed by the topics to be covered in preparation for the exams. In the WAEC Syllabus for Home Management, you will also see the format of how the WAEC Home Management questions will be presented.
There are 3 sections to answer questions from. Paper 1 is Objective and paper 2 contains essay questions while paper 3 is practical section. Where paper one (1) carries 1 hour for 50 marks; paper two (2) carries 1 hour 15minutes for 50 marks paper three (3) 100 marks for 3hours.
This WAEC syllabus is for both the O’level WAEC and General Certificate Examination (GCE) candidates. Final year students in the senior secondary school level and external candidates are eligible to make use of this syllabus and prepare ahead of the examination.
See the full detailed information concerning the WAEC Home Management Syllabus below.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Objectives for testing candidates in Home Management at the senior high school level include to assess their knowledge, understanding, appreciation and application of
(a) management concepts; goals, values, standards and needs;
(b) decision – making processes;
(c) human and material resources available for managing a home;
(d) basic skills needed in caring for the home and society;
(e) consumer skills;
(f) sound health practices;
(g) self-reliant skills for effective living .
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: This will comprise fifty multiple choice objective questions, all of which are to be answered in 1 hour for 50 marks.
Paper 2: This will comprise six essay questions out of which candidates will be required to answer four within 1 hour 15minutes for 50 marks.
Paper 3: This will be a 3 hour practical test of three hours which will be conducted by a visiting examiner that will be appointed by WAEC. This paper will carry 100 marks.
|1. PRINCIPLE OF MANAGEMENT 1.1 Definition of HomeManagement1.2 Careers in HomeManagement 1.3 The Management Process 1.3.2 Application of process toSpecific tasks 1.4 Motivations for Home Management 1.5 Family Resources 1.6 Decision–making 1.7 Management of time and Energy||(a) Planning(b) Organization(c) Implementation(d) Evaluation (a) Personal characteristics(b) Values(c) Goals(d) Standards(e) Needs(f) Events(g) Events (a) Definition(b) Characteristics(c) Kinds – Human (time energyskill, work simplification as itapplies to the home)– Non-human/material– community (a) Definition(b) Process|
|2. FAMILY LIVING 2.1 The family 2.2 Courtship and marriage||(a) Definition(b) Types – nuclear,Monogamous, Polygamous– Extended– Advantages and– disadvantages of each type– family. (c) Family life cycle – beginning,Expanding, contracting andEmpty –nest. (d) Functions of the family(e) Roles and responsibilities of familyMembers (e.g. mother, father,Children, working mothers, singleParent etc.(f) Family relationship (e.g. husbandand wife, parent/child,sibling/sibling, nuclear andextended families.(i) Factors affecting familyRelationship, e.g. communication,Family values.(ii) The effect of these relations onWell being(iii) conflict and conflict resolution (a) Types of marriage(b) Boy/Girl relationship – definition – traditional/custom– guidelines forhealthy boy/girlrelationship|
|– problems of unhealthy boy/girl relationship – Consequences of Indiscriminate sexual Indulgence – sex education (c) Choosing a life partner(i) factors to consider whenchoosing a partner e.g.blood group, geno-type,HIV status.(ii) dating, courtship, engagement|
|2.3 PARENTHOOD||(d) Preparation for marriage, (i) Readiness – where to live,Maturity, finances(ii) Introduction to each other’s Family(e) Marriage Ceremony – MarriageCeremony in different locality.(a) Preparation for parenthood(i) Planning a family(ii) Reproduction(iii) Pregnancy(iv) Ante-natal care(b) Child birth(i) labour(ii) delivery(iii) post-natal care –Immunization(C) Parenting(i) meaning(ii) importance(iii) responsibilities– provision of needs– bathing|
|3. Feeding the family 3.1 Classes of food and food nutrients.3.2 Scientific study of good nutrients3.3 Effect of heat on nutrients3.4 Special nutrition needs of infants,toddlers, adolescents, adults,pregnant women, lactatingwomen the aged, convalescentsinvalids and vegetarians.3.5 Foods storage and preservation.3.6 Planning of balanced meals fordifferent groups of people.3.7 Kitchen plan, hygiene and safely.3.8 Food purchasing3.9 Preparation and serving of means,Snacks and beverages.3.10 Entertainment 4. CLOTHING THE FAMILY 4.1 Clothing4.2 Household linen4.3 Textiles4.4 Fabric construction4.5 Planning a wardrobe4.6 Maintenance of clothing4.7 Sewing equipment and tools4.8 Sewing processes4.9 Storage of clothing 5. HOUSING THE FAMILY 5.1 Family house 5.2 Choosing family house 5.3 Setting up a home TOPIC||(i) cooking terms and methods (ii) flour and flour mixtures(iii) cooking equipment, utensils and tablewares(iv) table setting and serviceMeaning, types, functionsOrigin of fibresClassification of fibres/fabricsWeaving, knitting, crocheting etc. (i) Simple garment repairs(ii) Laundry agents – water,Detergents, fabric rinses,Stiffening agents, bleaches(iii) Laundry equipment and tools(iv) Laundry work – management ofthe family washLaundryStains and stain removalCare of special garments(a) Definition of House(b) Types of House e.g. storeybuilding, bungalow, duplex etc(c) Classification of Houses e.g.traditional and modern(a) acquiring a house(i) Renting(ii) Mortgage(iii) Building(iv) Buying(v) inheritance(vi) Gift (b) Factors influencing thechoice of a house(i) Economic(ii) Social(iii) Psychological(iv) sites(v) ventilation in the house(vi) Design(c) Guideline for choosing a family house(a) DefinitionDifference between a homeand a house(b) Equipment and furnishing inThe HomeTypes – Large and smallEquipment– Hard and softFurnishingFixtureCONTENT|
|5.4 Home Improvement/InteriorDecoration 5.5 Utilities in the home 5.6 Simple home maintenance andRepairs. 5.7 Safety measures in the home 6. Wealth Creation and Management 6.1 Creativity and Entrepreneurship6.2 Money Management6.3. Wealth Creation 6.4 Capital Market Investment7. Consumer Education 7.1 Definition and ImportanceConsumer education7.2 Rights and responsibilities of aConsumer7.3 Consumer Information 7.4 Consumer Legislation andAgencies 7.5 Principles of consumerEducation7.6 Consumer Agents 7.7 Environmental FriendlyConsumption practice 7.8 Purchasing practices||(a) meaning and importance(b) element and principles of artand design and their application(i) colours(ii) Textures(iii) Lines(iv) Proportion(v) Rythme etc.(c) Guidelines for interior decoration(d) Flower arrangements.(a) Water – Sources, usesPurification, storage(b) Light – electricity – meter reading,Electric bill(c ) Fuels – uses, storage, control,advantages,disadvantages. (i) cooking gas(ii) kerosene(iii) fire wood(iv) charcoal(v) electricity (a) cleaning agents and materials– identification, preparation and useof local and commercial cleaningagents. (i) water(ii) soaps(iii) abrasives(iv) polishes(b) cleaning equipment and tools(c) care of surfaces– wood– tile– formica– concrete– plastic etc.(d) Care of floors/floor coverings/Finishing– Carpets– Linoleums– Mats– Rugs– terrazzo– parquet etc(e) Care of home furnishing and ornaments– ceramics– metals– collage etc.(f) Cleaning of different functionalareas in the home(g) Bed making (a) importance(b) common accidents(c) prevention(d) use of first aid(a) Definition(b) Importance of sanitation(c) Waste disposal– House hold waste– Drainage system– Disposal methods– pollution and health hazards.(d) Household pests(i) Types(ii) Control(a) Meaning(b) Importance(c ) Relationship between creativityand entrepreneurship(d) Entrepreneurial skills(i) Creativity(ii) Management(iii) Communication(e) Entrepreneurial Activities/ Enterprises(i) Fashion designing(ii) Hair dressing(iii) Fast Foods(iv) Bead making etc.(a) Meaning(b) Guidelines(c) processes(d) Family budget – incomeExpenditure, steps in budgeting (a) Meaning(b) Types(c ) Advantages(d) Ways of creating wealth e.g.Saving, investment, trading etc.(a) Meaning(b) Advantages(c) Guidelines(c) Investment opportunities e.g.Stocks, shares, treasury bill.(a) sources(b) Uses(a) Types(b) Functions(c ) Regulations of agencies(a) Types(b) Functions(a) (i) Market and market survey(ii) Meaning(iii) Types(iv) Uses/importance(v)Procedures for market survey(b) Wise purchasing practices(c) Prevention of wastage in the home.|
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