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WAEC WASSCE [SSCE] SYLLABUS FOR EFỊK

 

PREAMBLE

 

A sound knowledge of the Efịk language, literature and culture is a fundamental need for all who desire the comprehensive knowledge of the Efịk people.

 

Based on this, the Efịk syllabus is designed for candidates studying Efịk. Adequate care has been taken to ensure that candidates go through the rubrics of the Efịk language.

 

The syllabus covers such important areas of the language as the sound system, grammar, culture, worldview, etc.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE SYLLABUS

 

The objectives of the syllabus are as follows:

 

  • To enable candidates to speak, read and write Efịk properly and communicate effectively in it.
  • To familiarize them with the sound system, grammatical structures and other features of the Efịk language
  • To expose the candidates to Efịk culture – customs, institutions, worldview, etc.
  • To provide them with the necessary tools needed for creative writing and appreciation of the Efịk language and literature.

 

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The rubrics shall be written in Efịk. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions in Efịk using the standard orthography and Metalanguage.

 

The subject will consist of two papers, Papers 1 and 2 both of which will make a composite paper and will be taken at one sitting.  

 

PAPER 1: Objective (1 hour)

 

This paper will consist of three sections, Sections A, B and C as follows:

 

SECTION A: Language

SECTION B: Literature

SECTION C: Culture

 

The paper will contain a total of sixty multiple choice objective questions distributed as follows:

 

 

Section A on Language, will contain thirty questions distributed as follows:

 

Comprehension (2 short passages) – 10 items

Composition/Letter writing – 4 items

Sound system – 4 items

Word and sentence structure – 8 items

Translation – 4 items

30 items

 

Section B on Literature, will also contain twenty-two questions distributed as follows:

 

Basic Principles of Literary Appreciation  – 4 items

 

Image From EcoleBooks.comOral Literature –  Prose  –  3 items

 Poetry –  3 items – 9 items

 Drama  –  3 items

 

Image From EcoleBooks.comWritten Literature  –  Prose  –  3 items

 Poetry –  3 items – 9 items

 Drama  –  3 items

 

In this section, all questions other than those on Basic Principles of Literary Appreciation will be based on the set books for Paper 2.

 

Section C on Culture, will contain the remaining eight questions which will be distributed as follows:

Customs – 4 items

Institutions – 4 items

8 items

The paper will carry 60 marks.

 

PAPER 2:  This will be an essay test having three sections, Sections A, B and C on Language, Literature and Culture respectively. Candidates will be required to answer six questions in all; three from Section A, two
from Section B
and one from Section C in 2 hours for 100 marks. The rubrics shall be written in Efịk.

 

Further details on the paper are as follows:

 

Section A: Language

 

(i)  Composition/Letter Writing :

 

 Candidates are advised to write about 300 words and spend not more than 45  minutes on this section. The topics chosen will include any of the following essay  types:

 

(1)  Narrative

(2)  Descriptive

(3)  Argumentative

(4)  Expository

(5)  Dialogue

(6)  Debate

(7)  Letter writing

 

(ii)   Sound System

 

Candidates will be required to answer one question out of the two questions set. Questions will test candidates’ knowledge of:

 

(i)  Vowels and Consonants    (a)  their production in terms of place and manner of articulation    (b)  their basic phonetic and phonemic classifications

 

(ii) Syllable structure – the way consonants and vowels combine in words

 

(iii) Sound processes e.g. vowel harmony, assimilation, elision, deletion, etc. (c)  Their distribution – Environment of occurrence (initially, medially  and finally e.g. /ọ/ in ọbọñ – ‘king’; ọkọ – ‘fence’).

  (iv) Adaptation of loanwords

  (v) Tone and intonation

  • High tone
  • Low tone
  • Falling tone
  • Rising tone

 

(iii) Grammar

 

  Candidates will be required to answer one question out of the two questions to be set.

Questions will test candidates knowledge of:

 

(i)  Word structure and word formation: root, affixes, (prefix, suffix); compounding,  borrowing, reduplication, etc.

(ii)  Word classes: noun, verbs, adverbs, pronouns, adjectives, etc

(iii)  Grammatical categories: number, person, tense, negation, etc.

(iv)  Phrases and clauses: types and functions

(v)  The structure and types of sentences.

 

 

 

Section B: Literature

 

This section will consist of questions on the setbooks for Oral and Written Literature.There will be one question on each of the three setbooks for Oral Literature and the three for Written Literature, making a total of six questions. Candidates will be required to answer two questions
out of the six, i.e one on Oral Literature and one on Written Literature.

 

Oral Literature – Prose, Poetry, Drama

 

Prose (Folktales, legends, proverbs, riddles, etc)

Poetry (songs, ballads)

Drama (Traditional drama)

 

In Oral Literature, there will be three textbooks covering different genres. One question will be set on each setbook and candidates will be required to answer any one of the three questions.

 

Written Literature – Prose, Poetry, Drama

 

In Written Literature, there will be three textbooks covering the different genres. One question will be set from each setbook and candidates will be required to answer any one of the three questions.

 

Section C: Culture

 

This section will consist of questions on Customs and Institutions. Two questions will be set and candidates will be required to answer one.

 

Topics to be examined include:

  1. Edu Uwem (customs)
    1. Mme ubọk utom
  • ukọ iyak
  • utọ inwa
  • unyam urua
  • utom usọ

     

  1. Ukpep nti edu uwem ye mme ufon mmọ – (Good upbringing and its benefits)

– Udia ye edu utem/unam udia nte

  • enamde kadi
  • enamdi fufu
  • ebokde mme efere
  • etemde ekpa
    kukwọ
  1. uduọk mmịn – Libation

     

  1. Nsionsio nka (Different Institutions)

     

    1. Ubon/ekpuk – (family)
  • Usu edade ebọk nditọ

 

  1. Edu ukpono/se ekponode – (Worship)
  • Abasi
  • Ndem
  • Ibọk
  • Mbukpo

 

  1. Mme nke (Proverbs)
  • Mme nke etopdetop
  1. Ubọ
  2. Mme ndedịbe nka ke Efịk (Secret Society)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LISTS OF SELECTED AND HARMONIZED EFịK TEXTS FOR THE WEST AFRICAN SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (WASSCE)

 

2014 – 2015

 

Oral Literature

TITLEAUTHORPUBLISHERDRAMAIduo OwoUdo A. U. UsϙrϙMacmilian Nig. Pub. Ltd, 1997PROSE  Motanda Oyom  Namondo
E. E. Nkana
Wusen Press Ltd.
POETRYEdikot Nwed Mbuk 4E. N. AmakuPAICO Ltd. (Press & Books), 1987
Written Literature

TITLEAUTHORPUBLISHERDRAMAAnsa Udϙ EnañEtubom Thomas A. EffiomMacmilian Nig. Pub. Ltd, 1997PROSEEdikot Nwed Mbuk (4-6)E. N. AmakuPAICO Ltd. (Press & Books), 1987POETRYEdikot Nwed Mbuk 5E. N. AmakuPAICO Ltd. (Press & Books), 1987
Selected Poems – Mme Uto Emekde

Okpo-Eno
Ekere ňkpϙ ayak enim
 

  1. Edim ukwϙ asainariwa
  2. Ekokoi esua Nyϙk (Enen)
  3. Idorenyin ke esit owo, asiaha nte idem
  4. Mnanake ňkpo ndomo kiet ke isϙñ emi ke usen
  5. Nyϙñ Udo
  6. Ada eto e-fig
  7. Ekombi itiat ntokon
  8. Eyak ikpϙñ owo etietie suñ

     

 

 

 

 

Selected Poems – Mme Uto Emekde

 

  1. Kop Enyϙñ Asiboñ Edem K’ Otop Ikañ  –  pg 1
  2. Uwem Do ke Tin-Apa –  pg 25
  3. Owo Edi Ñkpϙndịk –  pg 35
  4. Oyobio –  pg 41
  5. Garri –  pg 43
  6. Idap –  pg 46
  7. Tehede Ube Fo!  –  pg 50
  8. Mbre Ludo Ye Uwem –  pg 53
  9. Ňkam Ndi Ndem, Mme Christ Edinyaña  –  pg 59
  10. Iyañ Ibom –  pg 64

     

Language

 

TITLE

AUTHOR

PUBLISHER

Nti Edu Ukpep Nditϙ Ikϙ Efịk

NERDC

West African Book Publishers Ltd, 1987

Mme Ukpepñkpϙ Ikϙ Efịk(4 – 6)

O. A. Akpanyuñ & others

Thomas Nelson, 1978

 

Culture

 

TITLE

AUTHOR

PUBLISHER

Koko 3

Grace Davis

Gradad Prints, Calabar (2012)

Mme Ukpepñkpϙ Ikϙ Efịk 3

O. A. Akpanyuñ & others

Thomas Nelson, 1978

 

General Reference Books

 

TITLE

AUTHOR

PUBLISHER

Efịk language Course

Ekefre N.U

Evans Brothers Publishers, Ibadan

A Study of
Efịk for Schools and Colleges

Akpanyun O.A

Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. New York

Mbet Usem
Efịk Ye Ubet Nke Efik

Amaku E.N.

Glad Tidings Press Ltd.


Traditional Presentations in
Efịk Language

Amaku E.N.

Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.

A Learner’s Dictionary of Efik Language

Aye E.U.

Evans Brothers Nigeria Publishers Ltd. 1991

Utanda Oyom Namondo

E.E.Nkana

Wusen Press Ltd. Calabar

 

 

2016 – 2020

 

Oral Literature

TITLEAUTHORPUBLISHERDRAMAIyañ Abasi NdemE. N. AmakuNelson
PROSE
Obufa Edikot Ňwed 6
Mary J. EdetMacmillan. Pub. Nigeria
POETRYUfϙk-Uto ikϙ EfịkE.N. AmakuPAICO Ltd (Press & Books, 1987)

Written Literature

TITLEAUTHORPUBLISHERDRAMASidịbeChief E.A. EdyangUPL Ibadan 1982PROSEEdikot Nwed Mbuk (4 – 6)E. N. AmakuExcel Publishers 2009POETRYUfϙk-Uto ikϙ EfịkE.N. AmakuPAICO Ltd (Press & Books, 1987)
Selected Poems – Mme Uto Emekde

Idorenyin –  pg 69
Tuk Enye, Du Uwem –  pg 71
 

  1. Mme Okpon Ibuot Esañ –  pg 77
  2. Ọkϙp Ọwϙrϙ Mkpa –  pg 79
  3. Nsem ‘Idem Owo Udϙnϙ –  pg 81
  4. Baba –  pg 84
  5. Ubomekϙñ Ofum Ku fe Mi –  pg 91
  6. Eyen Obiom  –  pg 95
  7. Ukut Ye Idorenịn Owo Abasi –  pg 100
  8. Enañekuñ A-Sanu  –  pg 118

 

Selected Poems – Mme Uto Emekde

 

  1. Kop Enyϙñ Asiboñ Edem K’ Otop Ikañ  –  pg 1
  2. Uwem Do ke Tin-Apa –  pg 25
  3. Owo Edi Ñkpϙndịk –  pg 35
  4. Oyobio –  pg 41
  5. Garri –  pg 43
  6. Idap –  pg 46
  7. Tehede Ube Fo!  –  pg 50
  8. Mbre Ludo Ye Uwem –  pg 53
  9. Ňkam Ndi Ndem, Mme Christ Edinyaña  –  pg 59
  10. Iyañ Ibom –  pg 64

Language

 

TITLE

AUTHOR

PUBLISHER

Nti Edu Ukpep Nditϙ Ikϙ Efịk

NERDC

West African Book Publishers Ltd, 1987

Mme Ukpepñkpϙ Ikϙ Efịk(4 – 6)

O. A. Akpanyuñ & others

Thomas Nelson, 1978

 

Culture

 

TITLE

AUTHOR

PUBLISHER

Koko 3

Grace Davis

Gradad Prints, Calabar (2012)

Mme Ukpepñkpϙ Ikϙ Efịk 3

O. A. Akpanyuñ & others

Thomas Nelson, 1978

 

General Reference Books

 

TITLE

AUTHOR

PUBLISHER

Efịk language Course

Ekefre N.U

Evans Brothers Publishers, Ibadan

A Study of
Efịk for Schools and Colleges

Akpanyun O.A

Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. New York

Mbet Usem
Efịk Ye Ubet Nke Efik

Amaku E.N.

Glad Tidings Press Ltd.


Traditional Presentations in
Efịk Language

Amaku E.N.

Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.

A Learner’s Dictionary of Efik Language

Aye E.U.

Evans Brothers Nigeria Publishers Ltd. 1991

Utanda Oyom Namondo

E.E.Nkana

Wusen Press Ltd. Calabar

 

 

 

 

SECTION C: Culture

 

 


 




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