INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (CORE)

WAEC SYLLABUS ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (CORE)

AIMS:

The aims of the syllabus are to test:
(1) candidates’ knoweldge and understanding of the basic concepts of Informationand Communication Technology.
(2) the capabilities of candidates in the application of ICT knowledge in educationand business.
(3) candidates’ preparedness for higher studies.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION


There will be two papers, Papers 1 and 2 both of which will be a composite paper to betaken at one sitting.

PAPER 1:

Will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions all of which must beanswered within 45 minutes for 20 marks.

PAPER 2:

Will consist of four compulsory test of practical knowledge questions, and sixessay-type questions. Candidates will be required to answer the compulsorytest of practical questions and any two of the other questions within 2 hours for80 marks.


DETAILED SYLLABUS

TOPICSNOTES

1 INTRODUCTIONTO BASIC ICTCONCEPTS AND COMPUTERS

1.1 Meaning of ICT and its relatedterminologies.

1.2 Uses of ICT tools e.g.mobile phone, computers, Internet, television set,radio, etc.

1.3 Impact of ICT on Education, Socialand Economic Development.

1.4 Information processing cycle;distinction between data and information.

1.5 Types and uses of computers.

2 COMPUTERHARDWARE

2.1 Categories of computer hardware:system unit, peripherals and storagemedia.

3 COMPUTERSOFTWARE

3.1 Types of software:System and application software.

3.2 Open source and proprietary software.

4 THREATS TOCOMPUTERSAND USERS

4.1 Meaning of computer threats.

4.2 Categories of computer threats.

4.2.1 Natural threats e.g. earth-quakes, heat, floods, etc.

4.2.2 Human threats e.g.viruses, worms, intentionaldamage, etc.

4.3 Health hazards to computer users: causes andeffects.

4.4 Remedies to threats and hazards.

5 WORD PROCESSING

5.1 Word Processing packages, theiruses and importance.

5.2 Related concepts and terminologies

5.3 Creating and saving documents.

5.4 Editing, formatting and insertion ofobjects e.g. tables, graphics, etc.

5.5 Printing of documents.

5.6 Speed and Accuracy in typing at30-35 words per minute.

6 SPREADSHEET

6.1 Spreadsheet packages, their uses andimportance.

6.2 Related concepts and terminologies

6.3 Types of data and their uses.

6.4 Creating and saving workbook.

6.5 Constructing and inserting formulaeand functions.

6.6 Editing and formatting worksheets.

6.7 Printing worksheets.

7 PRESENTATION

7.1 Presentation Packages, uses andimportance.

7.2 Creating and saving presentations.

7.3 Editing, formatting and insertion ofobjects.

7.4 Slide shows.

7.5 Master slides.

7.6 Factors to consider before deliveringa presentation.

7.7 Printing Presentation documents.

8 THE INTERNET

8.1 Meaning, concepts, terminologiesand requirements.

8.2 Features and uses of browserwindows.

8.3 Rules and regulations in the use of theInternet(Netiquette).

8.4 Sending and accessing e-mail.

8.5 Internet related tools for communication,e.g.chatting, downloading, uploading,search engines, facebook, etc.

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