__CANDIDATE’S WEAKNESSES AND SUGGESTED REMEDIES__

The following weaknesses were exhibited by the candidates

- poor computational skills

- poor language expressions

- difficulty in manipulating the scale of conversion of questions 1 and 2

- conversion of raw values using appropriate scales

- inability to differentiate between significant figures and decimal places

- poor handling of graphs involving values less than unit/very large values.

- inability to deduce accurately from their graphs

- precautions were poorly stated

- applications of principles were badly handled.

- unable to define electromotive force

- unable to determine ci from the equation

10s = __4 - 2__

4 + 5ci

- unable to explain the statement “specific heat capacity of iron = 470 JKg-1K-1

. **Suggested Remedies**

** The following remedies were suggested:**

- Parents should provide necessary and adequate support for their; children/ward in terms of textbooks, reading table etc.;

- laboratories should be well equipped by the appropriate authorities;

- adequate practical classes should be organized for candidates;

- teachers should be encouraged to attend WAEC main coordination and marking exercise;

- basic concepts in physics should be thoroughly taught;

- teachers to remind candidates that graph should occupy at least 1/3 of graph page and should not over approximate their decimal points when plotting graph;

- teachers to organize more classes to ensure adequate coverage of the syllabus;

- candidates to cultivate good reading habits.