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WAEC Syllabus for ICT (Core) PDF Download 2021/2022

Are you looking for WAEC Syllabus for ICT (Core) for 2021/2022? If you are interested in WAEC syllabus for ICT (Core), then am pleased to let you know that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the syllabus specially made for ICT (Core).

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About WAEC Syllabus

WAEC Syllabus is a subject outline that contains topics that a candidate intending to seat for an examination for that particular subject is required to cover prior to the exam in order to stand a chance of performing excellently in the exam.

Speaking of WAEC Syllabus for ICT (Core), It therefore means that it’s an outline that contains all the topics for ICT (Core) that each candidate who enrol for ICT (Core) is expected to cover prior to the examination date. If you intend to sit for JAMB, checkout JAMB Syllabus for all Subjects here.

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WAEC Syllabus For ICT (Core)

Without wasting much time, the syllabus for ICT (Core) are as follows:

Aims And Objectives / Preamble

Below is this year’s WAEC syllabus for  Information And Communication Technology. Note that this syllabus is for both Internal and external candidates.

  1. AIMS:

The aims of the syllabus are to test:

(1)        candidates’ knoweldge and understanding of the basic concepts of Information and Communication Technology.

(2)        the capabilities of candidates in the application of ICT knowledge in education and business.

(3)        candidates’ preparedness for higher studies.


There will be two papers, Papers 1 and 2 both of which will be a composite paper to be

taken at one sitting.

PAPER 1:  Will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions all of which must be

answered within 45 minutes for 20 marks.

PAPER 2:  Will consist of four compulsory test of practical knowledge questions, and six

essay-type questions.  Candidates will be required to answer  the compulsory

test of practical questions and any two of the other questions within 2 hours  for 80 marks.


TOPIC                                                                                          NOTES
1   INTRODUCTION                             1.1 Meaning of ICT and its related

TO BASIC ICT                                   terminologies.

CONCEPTS AND                       1.2                   Uses of ICT tools e.g.mobile phones,

COMPUTERS                                               computers, Internet, television set,                                                                          radio, etc.

1.3      Impact of ICT on Education, Social

and Economic Development.

1.4     Information processing cycle;

distinction between data and


1.5     Types and uses of computers.

 2 COMPUTER                                2.1       Categories of computer hardware:

HARDWARE                                               system unit, peripherals and storage                                                                         media.

 3  COMPUTER                                3.1      Types of software:

SOFTWARE                                     System and application software.

3.2      Open source and proprietary software.

 4   THREATS TO                  4.1     Meaning of computer threats.

COMPUTERS                        4.2     Categories of computer threats.

AND USERS                           4.2.1    Natural threats e.g. earth-quakes, heat,

floods, etc.

4.2.2  Human threats e.g.viruses, worms, intentional

damage, etc.

4.3     Health hazards to computer users: causes and


4.4     Remedies to threats and hazards.

5   WORD PROCESSING     5.1     Word Processing packages, their                                                                    uses and importance.

5.2       Related concepts and terminologies

5.3       Creating and saving documents.

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

5.5       Printing of documents.

5.6       Speed and Accuracy in typing at                                                                    30-35 words per minute.

 6   SPREADSHEET                        6.1       Spreadsheet packages, their uses and


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 formulae                                                             and functions.

6.6       Editing and formatting worksheets.

6.7       Printing worksheets.


7   PRESENTATION                       7.1       Presentation Packages, uses and                                                                                     importance.

7.2       Creating and saving presentations.

7.3       Editing, formatting and insertion of objects.

7.4       Slide shows.

7.5       Master slides.

7.6       Factors to consider before delivering                                                             a presentation.                                                                                      7.7      Printing Presentation documents.

8   THE INTERNET            8.1      Meaning, concepts, terminologies                                                                    and requirements.

8.2     Features and uses of browser


8.3     Rules and regulations in the use of the Internet


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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