WAEC Introduces 39 New Subjects

The West African Examinations Council has announced the introduction of 39 new subjects in its examinations.

Mrs. Olayinka Ajibade, who announced this, said In the new curriculum, four new subjects- Computer Studies, Insurance, Store Management and Office Practice- are in the electives category, while the remaining 35 subjects are in the Trades category.

Among subjects in the trade category are Painting and Decorating, Photography, Salesmanship, Plumbing and Pipe Fitting, and Upholstery.

Ajibade added that under the fresh directive, students would be required to take four core subjects, comprising English Language, General Mathematics, Civic Education and Trade/ Entrepreneurial Studies.

The candidates, she added, would be required to choose three or four subjects from Humanities, Science, Technology and Business Studies depending on their potential and interest.

 Ajibade, while unveiling this, noted however that the new directive would face some challenges.

She identified inadequate teachers, appalling state of facilities in schools and large class size as some of the challenges that would likely beset the initiative.

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