Commerce Paper 2, Nov/Dec. 2014  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Main
General Comments


Some of the weaknesses observed in the candidates’ scripts were:

-           Poor preparation for the examination.  This was observed in candidates’ poor responses to questions, showing inadequate knowledge of the subject.  For example, candidates performed very poorly in questions 6 and 8 which were in Marketing and Business calculation and Occupation topics.
-           Poor knowledge of examination techniques, some candidates still answered two questions or more on the same page, making the marking difficult.
-           Poor mastery of the English Language, this affected the interpretation of the questions and the expression of points.
-           Insufficient of the subject as a result they could not satisfactorily attempt question as factors to be considered before …… a retail business, distribution between trade….. and cash discount which were to be …… and questions 1(b) and 3 (a) respectively.

-           Few candidates attempted questions on calculations in which they did not do well.

  1. The candidates should endeavour to learn the rules of English grammar so as to enable them express their points clearly;
  2. The candidates should be encouraged to study standard and comprehensive text book in their preparation for the examination rather than relying on key-points;
  3. The teachers should thorough teach the candidates the aspect of the syllabus that deals with calculation of profit and capital.
  4. Government should endeavour to recruit qualified Business Education graduates to teach the subject.
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