Hausa Paper 2, May/June 2012  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Main
General Comments
Question 1

Wani Ralubale da na ta6a fuskanta.
A challenge Jfaced in my life


Candidates were expected to write an account of a challenge they faced. This challenge could be in the school, business, family problem or as a result of the death of one's parents (orphan). Candidates were further expected to give details of whether the challenge was successfully confronted or otherwise.
Few candidates attempted the question and their performance was fair.
(b) Yadda za a rage yawan hadurra a hanyoyin Rasar nana.
How to reduce the spate of accidents on our roads.
This is an expository essay and the candidates were required to write on how to reduce the rate of accidents on our roads in this country.
In attempting the question, candidates were required to identify causes of accidents on our roads which may include among others:
recklessness on the part of the drivers
bad roads
lack of road signs
sleeping on the wheels.
Having identified some causes, solutions should be proffered. Some solutions include:
obeying traffic rules and driving carefully
punishing reckless drivers
educating drivers and passengers on proper use of road
repairing the bad roads and constructing new ones, etc.

Many candidates attempted the question and their performance was encouragi~g.

(c)  Rubuta wasi ka zuwa ga kawunka, kajajanta masa a kan gobara da ta same shi.
Write a letter to your uncle condoling him on the fire incident that affected his house.
Candidates were required to write a semi-formal letter using the following format:
Address of the writer
The content of the letter may include suggesting ways of averting a reoccurrence of the incident
and expression of sympathy on the loss incurred.
Many candidates attempted the question and their performance was poor.
           (d)         A ra 'ayinka, wane yafi illa tsakanin magudln jarrabawa da na za6e?
In your opinion, which one has more adverse effect, Examination malpractice or Election

Above is an argumentative essay, it expected candidates to discuss the harmful effects of
Examination malpractice vis-a-vis the evil effect of election rigging on the society.
Many candidates attempted the question and their performance was encouraging.
(e)          Komai nisan dare, gari zai waye
What go
es up must come down.
The statement above is a proverb. It requires the candidates to give it's meaning, narrate a story that will end with that proverb and further identify other similar proverbs.
e.g. - Kame nisan jifa, Kasa zai fado Sannu ba ta hana zuwa
Mai hakuri shi ke dafa dutse har ya sha romans a, d.s.

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