One of the weaknesses noticed in the candidates' scripts was their inability to
draw good outline maps and locate the given features accurately. This weakness contributed immensely to the poor performance of the candidates. It could be overcome by studying with good atlas maps and by practising constantly, the drawing of maps and location of features on the map. Teachers could assist by giving the students regular assignments on this and correcting their work thereafter.
Another major weakness found in the candidates' scripts is poor explanation of
points. Many candidates did not give full explanation of their points as required in essay questions and lost some good marks. Candidates could overcome this weakness by reading standard textbooks to enrich their knowledge and by giving explanation of their points so as to earn full marks.
Some candidates also violated the rubrics. Some did not answer the required number of questions and some answered more questions than required. Candidates should read the rubrics very well and adhere strictly to them to avoid waste of time in answering extra questions or a situation where the required number of question is not answered:
It was also observed that some candidates did not cover all aspects of the syllabus hence they were not able to answer questions in Section C (Africa). Candidates and teachers should cover all aspects of the syllabus so that candidates would be able to answer questions from all sections of the paper.
Some candidates did not understand the requirements of the question before answering them and as such did not present valid answers to the questions. Candidates should study the questions properly and note their requirements before answering them.
Teachers should give periodic tests to the candidates, correct their scripts and teach them how to answer questions.