EDO

WAEC SYLLABUS ON EDO

PREAMBLE

This examination syllabus is drawn entirely from the senior secondary school curriculum for Edowhich was developed by NERDC in 2006.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

It is designed to:
(a) enable candidates speak, read and write competently in Edo to communicate effectivelywith other speakers of the language;
(b) familiarize candidates with the sound system, grammatical structures and other featuresof Edo Language;
(c) acquaint candidates with the necessary tools needed for a thorough appreciation of EdoSpeech Usage, Literature and Culture (customs and institutions).


SCHEME OF EXAMINATION


The examination will consist of two papers, Papers 1 and 2. It will test all aspects of EdoLanguage: comprehension, composition, sound system, grammar and translation. It will also testselected texts of oral and written literature as well as Basic Principles of Literary Appreciation,Customs and Institutions. The rubrics shall be written in Edo.

PAPER 1:

This will be 60 multiple-choice items covering Language, Literature and Cultureaspects of the syllabus. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions in 1 hour for 60marks.
The questions will be distributed as follows:

SECTION A: Language

Comprehension (2 short passages)10 items
Composition4 items
Sound System6 items
Grammar6 items
Translation4 items
30 items

SECTION B: Literature

Basic Principles of Literary Appreciation4 items
Oral LiteratureProse - 39 items
Poetry - 3
Drama - 3
Written LiteratureProse - 39 items
Poetry - 3
Drama - 3
22 items

SECTION C: Culture

Customs4 items
Institutions4 items
8 items
Total = (30 + 22 + 8) = 60 items


Content

The content for Paper 1 shall be the same as for Paper 2.
In Section B, all questions other than those on Basic Principles of Literary Appreciation will beon the set books for Paper

PAPER 2:

Essay-Type:
Language, Literature & Culture
Time: 2 hours
Candidates will be required to answer six questions in all: three questions from Section A; twoquestions from Section B; and one question from Section C. They will also be required to answerall the questions in Edo using the official Edo orthography and metalanguage. The paper shallcarry 100 marks.

Content

Section A: Language

Composition

Candidates are advised to write 300 words and spend not more than 45 minutes on this section.The topic chosen will include any of the following essay type:
(i) Narrative
(ii) Descriptive
(iii) Argumentative
(iv) Expository
(v) Dialogue
(vi) Debate
(vii) Letter writing

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Sound System

Candidates will be required to answer one question from the two that will be set.

Content

(i) Vowels, Consonants and Syllabic nasal
(a) their production in terms of place and manner
(b) their basic phonetic and phonemic classification
(ii) Syllable structure
(iii) Sound processes, e.g. vowel harmonyassimilationelision
(iv) Sound system aspect of the orthography
(v) Tones and tone notation

Grammar

Candidates will be required to answer 1 question from the 2 questions set.


Content

(i) Word structure and word formation
(ii) Numerals: basic and derived
(iii) Word classes: nouns, verbs, adverbs, pronouns, adjectives, etc.
(iv) Grammatical categories: subject, object, complement, predicate, number, person, tense,aspect, mood, etc.
(v) Phrases and clauses
(vi) The structure and type of sentences.

Section B: Literature

This Section consists of Oral Literature and Written Literature.

Oral Literature – Prose, Poetry, Drama

In Oral Literature, there will be three set books covering the different genres. One question willbe set from each set book, making three questions in all. Candidates will be required to answerany one of the questions.

Written Literature – Prose, Poetry, Drama

In Written Literature, there will be 3 set books covering the different genres. One question willbe set on each set book making a total of three questions. Candidates will be required to answerany one of the questions.


Section C: Culture

This Section will consist of topics on customs and institutions. 2 questions will be set andcandidates will be required to answer 1.
Topics to be examined will include:

Customs

(i) make-up and adornments
(ii) in-door and out-door games
(iii) pregnancy and its care
(iv) names/naming ceremonies
(v) home training:
greetings, respect for superiors, cleanliness, tolerance, integrity, hardwork, etc.
(vi) Edo foods
(vii) non-verbal communication
(viii) funerals: traditional and modern methods
(ix) inheritance: traditional and modern methods.

Institutions

(i) traditional occupations
(ii) marriage
(iii) politics:
family structure, age grades, chieftaincy, Obaship, etc.
(iv) child care
(v) ancestors
(vi) Edo beliefs about Osalobua/Osanobua (God), deities/divinities, other invisible forces, etc.
(vii) modern religions: Islam, Christianity, etc.
(viii) Economy: adverts, money lending, cooperative efforts, etc.

SUMMARY

Paper 160 marks (30%)
Paper 2100 marks (70%)
160 marks (100%)
Maximum Marks Obtainable – 160 marks (to be scaled down to 100%)
NB: To enhance the teaching of this language, it is recommended that schools provide audiovisualmaterials such as television sets, radios, tape-recorders and tapes, cameras, chartsand artefacts.


LIST OF SELECTED TEXTS FOR WASSCE 2014 & 2015

S/NoAUTHORTITLEPUBLISHER
PROSE
1.Osaren OmoregieIden Nokpokhuo (A novel on Queen Iden)
POETRY
1.Obazee Gabriel et al.Asikoko Ekharha Oghe EdoNational Council ofArts & Culture, Abuja
Selected poems
1.OsanobuaEmmanuel Orobosa Oronsayep. 7
2.Ose DanAbel Igbinosap. 15
3.EghianViolet O. Omoregiep. 18

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4.ItohanOsemwegie Osayomorrep. 32
5.IghoH. I. Ojop. 41
6.Edo ne evbo mwenEunice O. Orhuozeep. 49
7.UwuLawrence Osas Osakauep. 30
8.Gia doloyiApostle P. O. Osakauep. 70
9.Edo ne evbo AhirreGabriel O. Obazeep. 75
10.AlaghodaroUyilawa Usuanlelep. 68
11.EwaenFelix I. Omoregiep. 28
12UkhuEmmanuel Orobosa Oronsayep. 14
DRAMA
1.Ikponmwosa OsemwegieEseikhoLanguage Press

LIST OF SELECTED TEXTS FOR WASSCE 2016 – 2020

S/NoAUTHORTITLEPUBLISHER
LANGUAGE
1.Imasuen, E. O. (DR)Edo course Bk 4 – 6Aisien Publishers
2.Omozuwa, Victor EdosaEdo phonetics and phonologyAmbik Press
LITERATURE
ORAL LITERATURE
PROSE
1.Osemwegie, Osayomwanbo E.IzeloghaOsunero Publishers
POETRY
1.Ikponmwosa, OsemwegieOro (pages 1 – 49)Pristine Publications
DRAMA
1.Osemwegie, Osayomwanbo E.Me Okpao GhareOsunero Publishers
WRITTEN LITERATURE
PROSE
1.Emovon & OsemwegieOkha Edo (pp 1 – 5; 23 – 45; & 81 – 85)Nelson Publishers
POETRY
1.Obazee Gabriel et al.Asikoko Ekharha Oghe Edo (pp 1 – 37)National Council of Arts & Culture, Abuja
DRAMA
1.Ikponmwosa OsemwegieEseikhoLanguage Press
CULTURE
1.Imasuen, E. O. (DR)Edo course Bk 4 – 6Aisien Publishers
2.Erhahon IvieEdo Proverbs and Figure of SpeechUNIBEN Press
SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS
1.Eghareuba, J. U.A short History of BiniUniversity Press
2.Emwinma, OgieImagueroc/o Aisien Publishers
3.Ahiatuoghiomwan, EnabuleleEbe Iruemwi Edo Nogieha (pp 30 – 40)Emnasco Production
4.Agheyisi, (Prof)An Edo/English DictionaryEthiope Publishers

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