Agriculture Paper 3, WASSCE (PC 2ND), 2018

The candidates were unable to:

  • state the aim of the illustrated soil analysis experiment;
  • name the parts of the illustrated soil analysis experiment;
  • attempt the questions on calculations in soil analysis;
  • calculate the area of farmland;
  • identify the cotton stainer;
  • describe the life cycle of grasshopper;
  • state the functions of male reproductive parts of farm animals;
  • write legibly;
  • convey ideas in correct sentences;
    state the unit of quantities in attempted questions on calculations.

    Based on the observed weaknesses, the Chief Examiners recommended as follows:
  1. Candidates should embark on visits to agricultural farms;
  2. There should be intensive self-study and revision before examination;
  3. Hands-on practical exposure and experience is advocated;
  4. Candidates should be exposed to technical terms used in Agriculture;
  5. Improved reading culture among candidates is advocated;
  6. Candidates should write legibly and concisely;
  7. Candidates should familiarize themselves with the unit of quantities.