Yoruba Paper 2 May/June 2015

Candidates' Weakness and Suggested Remedies

 Candidates’ weaknesses include:

(1)       Inability to write extensively on the chosen essay topics as some candidates wrote far below the required 300 words;
(2)       Inability to approach argumentative essay properly. They did not balance their arguments;
(3)       Improper use of punctuation marks;
(4)       Lack of in-depth knowledge on the use of tone-marks;
(5)       Inability to write good Yoruba and correct spellings of terms;
(6)       Lack of in-depth knowledge of some recommended textbooks;
(7)       Lack of in-depth knowledge or poor background in phonology;
(8)       Carelessness as regards the use of Modern Yoruba Orthography;
(9)       Illegible handwriting;
(10)     Inability to indicate the question numbers attempted and in some cases they were wrongly written. 


(1)       The use of Yoruba as a means of communication should be encouraged;
(2)       Candidates should prepare and equip themselves well with the knowledge and correct use of punctuation marks;
(3)       Students should be encouraged to buy the recommended textbooks;
(4)       Candidates should imbibe the habit of studying the set texts thoroughly.
(5)       Teachers should give special attention to these identified candidates’ weaknesses in their teaching.