YORÙBÁ

WAEC SYLLABUS ON YORÙBÁ

PREAMBLE

This examination syllabus is based entirely on the Yoruba curriculum developed by NERDC in2007.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The syllabus is designed to:
(a) enable candidates speak, read and write competently in Yoruba and communicateeffectively with other speakers of the language;
(b) familiarize candidates with the sound system, grammatical structures and other featuresof Yoruba Language;
(c) acquaint candidates with the necessary tools needed for a thorough appreciation ofYoruba speech usage, literature and ulture (customs and institutions).

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

The examination will consist of two papers, Papers 1 and 2. It will test the following aspects ofYoruba Language: comprehension, composition, sound system, grammar and translation. It willalso test selected texts of oral and written literature as well as Basic Principles of LiteraryAppreciation, Customs and Institutions. The rubrics shall be written in Yoruba.

PAPER 1:

shall contain 60 multiple-choice objective questions on Language, Literature andCulture. The paper shall have three sections, Section A, B and C. Candidates will be required toanswer all the questions in 1 hour for 60 marks. The questions shall be distributed as follows:

Section A: LANGUAGE

Comprehension (2 short passages) - 10 items
Composition - 4 items
Sound System - 6 items
Grammar - 6 items
Translation - 4 items
TOTAL - 30 items

Section A:

will consist of ten restricted-response essay questions, all of which must be answeredfor 40 marks. Candidates are advised not to spend more than 50 minutes on this section.

Section B: LITERATURE

Basic Principles of Literary Appreciation - 4 items
Oral Literature :-
- Prose - 3
- Poetry - 3
- Drama - 3
TOTAL - 9 items

Written Literature:-
- Prose - 3
- Poetry - 3
- Drama - 3
TOTAL - 9 items

Section C: CULTURE

Customs - 4 items
Institutions - 4 items
TOTAL - 8 items

OVER-ALL TOTAL = (30 + 22 + 8) = 60 items


CONTENT

Section A: LANGUAGE

Composition
Candidates are advised to write 300 words and spend not more than 45 minutes on this section.
The essay will be any of the following types:
(i) Narrative
(ii) Descriptive
(iii) Argumentative
(iv) Expository
(v) Dialogue
(vi) Debate
(vii) Letter writing
Sound System
Candidates will be required to answer one question from the two to be set.
Areas to cover include:
(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 harmony
assimilation
elision
(iv) Sound system aspect of the orthography
(v) Tones and tone notation
Grammar
Candidates will be required to answer one question from the two questions to be made available.
Areas to cover are:
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 is made up of Oral Literature and Written Literature.
Oral Literature – Prose, Poetry, Drama
In Oral Literature, there will be 3 set books covering the different genres. 1 question will be setfrom each set book and candidates will be required to answer any 1 of the 3 questions.

Written Literature – Prose, Poetry, Drama
In Written Literature, there will be three set books covering the different genres. One questionwill be set from each set book and candidates will be required to answer any one of the threequestions.

SECTION C: Culture

This section will consist of questions on customs and institutions. Two questions will be set andcandidates will be required to answer any one of them.
Areas to cover will include:

Customs

(i) Make-up and adornments
(ii) In-door and out-door games
(iii) Pregnancy and its care
(iv) Naming
(v) Home training: greetings, respect for superiors, cleanliness, tolerance, integrity, hardwork, etc.
(vi) Yoruba 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) Yoruba beliefs about Olodumare (God), deities/divinities, other invisible forces, etc.
(vii) Modern religions: Islam, Christianity, etc.
(viii) Economy: adverts, money lending, cooperative efforts, etc.
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.

SELECTED TEXTS FOR 2014 – 2015

S/NoAuthorTitlePublisher
LANGUAGE
1.

Abiodun, Jibola: (1996)

Aroko Ati Aayan, Ogbufo.

Majab (Ilorin)

2.

Owolabi, K: (1989)

Ijinle Itupale Ede Yoruba

ExtensionPublications(Ibadan)

3.

Bamgbose, A: (1991)

Fonoloji Ati Girama Yoruba.

UniversityPress(Ibadan)

LITERATURE
ORAL LITERATURE
PROSE
1.

Ojo, Olagoke: (2005)

Ijapa Tiroko Oko Yannibo

Longman(Lagos)

POETRY
2.

Abimbola, Wande: (2004)

Awon Oju Odu

University Press Mereerindinlogun (ppi-xxxi; 52 – 96) (Ibadan)

DRAMA
3.

Ogunniran, L: (2007)

Eegun Alare

Macmillan(Lagos)

LITERATURE
WRITTEN LITERATURE
PROSE
4.

Eso-Oluborode, Sunday:

Olorunsogo

Sumob Publishers(1994) (Osogbo)

POETRY
5.

Olayiwola, Ademola:

Akowe ko wura

ExtensionPublications (2007)(Ibadan)

DRAMA
6.

Awe, Debo: (2004)

Apoti Alakara

Elyon Pulibshers

CULTURE
1.

Adeoye, C.L.: (1979)

Asa Ati Ise Yoruba

University Press(Ibadan)

2.

Olajubu, O. (1978)

Iwe Asa Ibile Yoruba

Longman (Lagos)

3.

Daramola, A. ati Jeje.

Asa Ati Orisa

Onibon-Oje (Ibadan)

REFERENCES

LANGUAGE
AUTHORTITLEPUBLISHER

Bamgbose (ed): (1983)

Iwe Ede Iperi Yoruba Vol. 1

YSAN/NERDC

Awobuluyi (ed): (1990)

Iwe Ede Iperi Yoruba Vo. ll

UPL/NERDC

Egbe Akomolede ati Asa

Eko Ede Yoruba Ode Oni SSI - III

Macmillan

Yoruba, Naijiria: (1988)

Egberun Ibeere Ewonidahun

Hienemann

Ajayi W.B.: (1989)

Osupa Ede Yoruba I-III

Nelson

Mustapha D-et al: (1983)

Iwe Eko Ede Yoruba Titun I-III

UPL

Mustapha D-et al: (1987)

Ijinle Ede ati Litireso Yoruba

Evans

Owolabi, O. et al: (1984)

Iwe Imodotun Yoruba I-III

Longman

Babalola, A. et al: (1988)

Eko Ede Yoruba Ode Oni JSI-III

Macmillan

Awoyale, Y. et al: (1984)

Yoruba Gbode

Macmillan

Egbe Akomolede ati
AsaYoruba, Naijiria: (1986)

Modern Lesson in Yoruba Part I-III

Odujinrin

Odujinrin, J.S.A.: Publishers Awobuluyi, O. (1978)

Essentials of Yoruba Grammar

UPL

Bamgbose, A. (1967)

A short Yoruba Grammar

Heinemann

Akinlade, Kola: (1987)

Owe Pelu Itumo

Longman

Fabunmi, M.A.(1969)

Yoruba Idioms.

AUP

Delano, I.O.

Owe Lesin Oro

UPL

Koseemanii, Supo: (1987)

Owe ati Asayan Oro Yoruba

Vantage

Olopade, A: (1991)

Asayan Akanlo – Ede Yoruba

Gbemi Sodipo Press

Adewoyin, S.Y. (2006)

Imo Ede, Asa ati
Litireso Yoruba 1-III

Corpomutt Publishers

REFERENCES

LITERATURE
AUTHORTITLEPUBLISHER

Alaba and Ogunsipe: (1982)

Iwe Afinimona Lori Awon

Nelson

Ogunsina, Bisi: (1981)

Iwe Fagunwa

Egbe Akomolede ati Asa

Iwe Akoyawo Alaye lori O le ku

UPL

Yoruba, Naijiria: (2007)

Ewi Yoruba Lakotun 1-III

Evans

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REFERENCES

CUSTOMS AND INSTITUTIONS
AUTHORTITLEPUBLISHER

Ladele, T.A.A. et al (1986)

Akojopo Ijinle Asa Yoruba

Macmillan

Adeoye, C.L.: (1985)

Igbagbo ati Esin Yoruba

Evans

Opadotun, O.: (1966)

Aroko

Vantage

Adeniji, A.A.: (1987)

Ogun ni ile Yoruba

Longman

Adeoye, C.L.: (1982)

Oruko Yoruba

UPL.


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