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Health Science Paper 2, May/June 2009  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 Main
General Comments

Candidates' Weaknesses

The candidates’ weaknesses included their inability to:   

  1. express themselves precisely in simple English;
  2. start the answer to each question on a fresh page;     
  3. write their answers legibly;      
  4. comprehend the questions asked.
  5. write correct spellings of technical terms;
  6. give relevant answers because of poor understanding of various concepts e.g. mitosis and meiosis.

The following remedies were suggested to overcome these weaknesses

  1. Schools should encourage teachers to participate in the WAEC main coordination meetings to enable them prepare their students well;
  2. Government/private schools should employ qualified teachers in Health Science;
  3. Teachers should place emphasis on cogent points when teaching;
  4. The use of good English and correct spellings should be encouraged in schools.
  5. There is the need for students to be drilled in handwriting to improve on legibility;  
  6. Comprehension drills should be carried out in schools.

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