HOME MANAGEMENT

WAEC SYLLABUS ON HOME MANAGEMENT

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Objectives for testing candidates in Home Management at the senior high school levelinclude to assess their knowledge, understanding, appreciation and application of:
(a) management concepts; goals, values, standards and needs;
(b) decision – making processes;
(c) human and material resources available for managing a home;
(d) basic skills needed in caring for the home and society;
(e) consumer skills;
(f) sound health practices;
(g) self-reliant skills for effective living .

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION:

There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2, and 3 all of which must be taken. Papers 1 and 2will be a composite paper to be taken at one sitting.

PAPER 1:

This will comprise fifty multiple choice objective questions, all of which are tobe answered in 1 hour for 50 marks.

PAPER 2:

This will comprise six essay questions out of which candidates will be requiredto answer four within 1 hour 15minutes for 50 marks.

PAPER 3:

This will be a 3 hour practical test of three hours which will be conducted by avisiting examiner that will be appointed by WAEC. This paper will carry 100marks.


DETAILED SYLLABUS

TOPICCONTENTSNOTES

1. PRINCIPLE OF MANAGEMENT

1.1 Definition of HomeManagement
1.2 Careers in HomeManagement

1.3 The Management Process1.3.2 Application of process toSpecific tasks

(a) Planning
(b) Organization
(c) Implementation
(d) Evaluation

1.4 Motivations for Home Management

(a) Personal characteristics
(b) Values
(c) Goals
(d) Standards
(e) Needs
(f) Events
(g) Events

1.5 Family Resources

(a) Definition
(b) Characteristics
(c) Kinds – Human (time energyskill, work simplification as itapplies to the home)
- Non-human/material
- community

1.6 Decision – making

1.7 Management of time and Energy

(a) Definition
(b) Process

2. FAMILY LIVING

2.1 The family

(a) Definition
(b) Types – nuclear,Monogamous, Polygamous
‐ Extended
‐ Advantages and
‐ disadvantages of each type
‐ family.
(c) Family life cycle
– beginning,Expanding, contracting andEmpty
–nest.
(d) Functions of the family
(e) Roles and responsibilities of familyMembers e.g. mother, father,Children, working mothers, singleParent etc.
(f) Family relationship e.g. husbandand wife, parent/child,sibling/sibling, nuclear andextended families.
(i) Factors affecting familyRelationship, e.g. communication,Family values.
(ii) The effect of these relations onWell being
(iii) conflict and conflict resolution

2.2 Courtship and marriage

(a) Types of marriage
(b) Boy/Girl relationship
– definition
- traditional/custom
- guidelines forhealthy boy/girlrelationship
- problems of unhealthyboy/girl relationship
- Consequences ofIndiscriminate sexualIndulgence
- sex education
(c) Choosing a life partner
(i) factors to consider whenchoosing a partner e.g.blood group, geno-type,HIV status.
(ii) dating, courtship,engagement
(d) Preparation for marriage,
(i) Readiness – where to live,Maturity, finances
(ii) Introduction to each other’sFamily
(e) Marriage Ceremony – MarriageCeremony in different locality.

3. Parenthood

(a) Preparation for parenthood
(i) Planning a family
(ii) Reproduction
(iii) Pregnancy
(iv) Ante-natal care
(b) Child birth
(i) labour
(ii) delivery
(iii) post-natal care -Immunization
(C) Parenting
(i) meaning
(ii) importance
(iii) responsibilities
- provision of needs
- bathing

3. FEEDING THE FAMILY

3.1 Classes of food and food nutrients.
3.2 Scientific study of good nutrients
3.3 Effect of heat on nutrients
3.4 Special nutrition needs of infants,toddlers, adolescents, adults,pregnant women, lactatingwomen the aged, convalescentsinvalids and vegetarians.
3.5 Foods storage and preservation.
3.6 Planning of balanced meals fordifferent groups of people.
3.7 Kitchen plan, hygiene and safely.
3.8 Food purchasing
3.9 Preparation and serving of means,Snacks and beverages.
3.10 Entertainment

(i) cooking terms and methods
(ii) flour and flour mixtures
(iii) cooking equipment, utensils and tablewares
(iv) table setting and service

4. CLOTHING THE FAMILY

4.1 Clothing
4.2 Household linen
4.3 Textiles
4.4 Fabric construction
4.5 Planning a wardrobe
4.6 Maintenance of clothing
4.7 Sewing equipment and tools
4.8 Sewing processes
4.9 Storage of clothing

Meaning, types, functionsOrigin of fibresClassification of fibres/fabricsWeaving, knitting, crocheting etc.
(i) Simple garment repairs
(ii) Laundry agents –
water,Detergents, fabric rinses,Stiffening agents, bleaches
(iii) Laundry equipment and tools
(iv) Laundry work – management ofthe family wash
Laundry
Stains and stain removal
Care of special garments

5. HOUSING THE FAMILY

5.1 Family house

(a) Definition of House
(b) Types of House e.g. storeybuilding, bungalow, duplex etc
(c) Classification of Houses e.g.traditional and modern

5.2 Choosing family house

(a) acquiring a house
(i) Renting
(ii) Mortgage
(iii) Building
(iv) Buying
(v) inheritance
(vi) Gift
(b) Factors influencing thechoice of a house
(i) Economic
(ii) Social
(iii) Psychological
(iv) sites
(v) ventilation in thehouse
(vi) Design
(c) Guideline for choosing a familyhouse

5.3 Setting up a home

(a) DefinitionDifference between a homeand a house
(b) Equipment and furnishing inThe Home
Types -
Large and smallEquipment‐
Hard and softFurnishingFixture

5.4 Home Improvement/InteriorDecoration

(a) meaning and importance
(b) element and principles of artand design and their application
(i) colours
(ii) Textures
(iii) Lines
(iv) Proportion
(v) Rythme etc.
(c) Guidelines for interior decoration
(d) Flower arrangements.

5.5 Utilities in the home

(a) cleaning agents and materials-
identification, preparation and useof local and commercial cleaningagents.
(i) water
(ii) soaps
(iii) abrasives
(iv) polishes
(b) cleaning equipment and tools
(c) care of surfaces
- wood
- tile
- formica
- concrete
- plastic etc.
(d) Care of floors/floor coverings/Finishing
‐ Carpets
‐ Linoleums
‐ Mats
‐ Rugs
‐ terrazzo
‐ parquet etc
(e) Care of home furnishing andornaments
‐ ceramics
‐ metals
‐ collage etc.
(f) Cleaning of different functionalareas in the home
(g) Bed making

5.7 Safety measures in the home

(a) importance
(b) common accidents
(c) prevention
(d) use of first aid
(a) Definition
(b) Importance of sanitation
(c) Waste disposal
- House hold waste
- Drainage system
- Disposal methods
- pollution and health hazards.
(d) Household pests
(i) Types
(ii) Control

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6. WEALTH CREATION AND MANAGEMENT

6.1 Creativity and Entrepreneurship

(a) Meaning
(b) Importance
(c ) Relationship between creativityand entrepreneurship
(d) Entrepreneurial skills
(i) Creativity
(ii) Management
(iii) Communication
(e) Entrepreneurial Activities/Enterprises
(i) Fashion designing
(ii) Hair dressing
(iii) Fast Foods
(iv) Bead making etc.

6.2 Money Management

(a) Meaning
(b) Guidelines
(c) processes
(d) Family budget – incomeExpenditure, steps in budgeting

6.3. Wealth Creation

(a) Meaning
(b) Types
(c ) Advantages
(d) Ways of creating wealth e.g.Saving, investment, trading etc.

6.4 Capital Market Investment

(a) Meaning
(b) Advantages
(c) Guidelines
(c) Investment opportunities e.g.Stocks, shares, treasury bill.

7. CONSUMER EDUCATION

7.1 Definition and ImportanceConsumer education

7.2 Rights and responsibilities of aConsumer

7.3 Consumer Information

(a) sources
(b) Uses

7.4 Consumer Legislation andAgencies

(a) Types
(b) Functions
(c ) Regulations of agencies

7.5 Principles of consumerEducation

7.6 Consumer Agents

(a) Types
(b) Functions

7.7 Environmental Friendly Consumption practice

7.8 Purchasing practices

(a) (i) Market and market survey
(ii) Meaning
(iii) Types
(iv) Uses/importance
(v)Procedures for market survey
(b) Wise purchasing practices
(c) Prevention of wastage in the home.

READING TEXTS

1. Home Management by R.O. Johnson, A. Akingbehin and J. Mifie publishers:Longman

2. Home Management for secondary Schools Enid O’Reilly Wright & LillianAdesimi – Davies Publishers – Evans Brothers Ltd.

3. Home Management for Secondary Schools 1-3by Mary Edna Aufani Joe, ObyEyisi et al. Publishers- University Press Plc.

4. Home Management for Secondary Schools 1005 OQ & A Series by ElizabethAnyakoha publisher-Fep Publisher Ltd.

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