Hausa Paper 2, Nov/Dec. 2011  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Main
General Comments


    1. Yadda za a magance zazzabin cizon sauro

    How to prevent the spread of malaria.

    Candidates were expected to write the possible ways of preventing the spread of malaria parasite.  In attempting the question, candidates were required to identify the causes, symptoms and the preventive measures.
    Candidates performance on this question was good.

    1. Bikin da muka taba yi a gidanmu       


    An event we celebrated in our home.           

    Candidates were required to write an account of an event they celebrated in their homes.  This event could be marriage, naming, graduation ceremony, turbaning ceremony etc.

    Many candidates attempted the question and their performance was fair.

    1. Karatun kusa da gida ya fi na nesa a ra’ayina.


    Day School is better than boarding school.

    Above is an argumentative essay, it sought  the opinion of candidates as regards Day School or Boarding School. Candidates were required to support their options with good points.

    Many candidates attempted the question and their performance was poor.

    1. Rubuta wasiƙa zuwa ga Editan Jaridar Gaskiya Ta Fi Kwabo, ka ba da shawarwari a kan yadda za a sami gudanar da gasar kwallon kafa a kasar nan.



Write a letter to the Editor of the newspaper  Gaskiya Ta Fi Kwabo  suggesting how a successful hosting of football competition in this country could be achieved.

Above is a formal letter, candidates were expected to use the following format.

-            Address of the writer
-            Editor’s address
-            Topic sentence
-            Salutation     
-            Content
-            Conclusion

The content of the letter may include suggesting ways that could lead to a successful hosting of the competition such as improving the condition of media houses, provision of security, good hotels, justice and fairness on the part of the referees, etc.

Many candidates attempted the question and their performance was encouraging.

  1. Kowa ya rufa asirin  wani,  Allah ya rufa nasa.


Whoever covers the secret of another person, God will surely cover his own.

The statement above is a proverb.  It requires the candidates to give it’s meaning, narrate a story that will end with the proverb and further identify other proverbs of it’s equivalent.

Examples of proverbs of it’s equivalent

-            Kowa ya jikan wani Allah zai jikan sa
-            Alheri danko ne ba ya faduwa kasa banza
-            Wanda ya taimaki wani Allah zai jikan sa.

Few candidates attempted the question and their performance was poor.

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