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Home Management WAEC Syllabus

This is the complete Home Management WAEC Syllabus for this years WAEC examination. Candidates for WAEC GCE (External) and candidates for WAEC SSCE (Internal) are reminded to use this syllabus to prepare for their examination. Click here "WAEC Syllabus" to get the rest of the subjects.

Home Management WAEC Syllabus
Home Management WAEC Syllabus
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Home Management WAEC Syllabus

Below is the WAEC Syllabus for this year; kindly make judicious use of it.


Objectives for testing candidates in Home Management at the senior high school level include to assess their knowledge, understanding, appreciation and application of
(a)        management concepts; goals, values, standards and needs;
(b)        decision – making processes;
(c)        human and material resources available for managing a home;
(d)       basic skills needed in caring for the home and society;
(e)       consumer skills;
(f)        sound health practices;
(g)        self-reliant skills for effective living .


There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2, and 3 all of which must be taken. Papers 1 and 2 will be a composite paper to be taken at one sitting.
Paper 1: This will comprise fifty multiple choice objective questions, all of which are to be answered in 1 hour for 50 marks.
Paper 2: This will comprise six essay questions out of which candidates will be required to answer four within 1 hour 15minutes for 50 marks.
Paper 3: This will be a 3 hour practical test of three hours which will be conducted by a visiting examiner that will be appointed by WAEC. This paper will carry 100 marks.


1.1    Definition of Home
1.2    Careers in Home

1.3   The Management Process

1.3.2  Application of process to
Specific tasks

1.4   Motivations for Home Management

1.5   Family Resources

1.6  Decision – making

1.7   Management of time and Energy

(a)   Planning
(b)   Organization
(c)    Implementation
(d)    Evaluation

(a)    Personal characteristics
(b)    Values
(c)     Goals
(d)    Standards
(e)    Needs
(f)    Events
(g)     Events

(a)     Definition
(b)     Characteristics
(c)     Kinds – Human (time energy
skill, work simplification as it
applies to the home)
– Non-human/material
–  community

(a)      Definition
(b)      Process


2.1   The family

2.2    Courtship and marriage


(a)        Definition
(b)        Types – nuclear,
Monogamous, Polygamous
–          Extended
–          Advantages and
–          disadvantages of each type
–           family.

(c)    Family life cycle – beginning,
Expanding, contracting and
Empty –nest.

(d)    Functions of the family
(e)    Roles and responsibilities of family
Members (e.g. mother, father,
Children, working mothers, single
Parent etc.
(f)      Family relationship (e.g. husband
and wife, parent/child,
sibling/sibling, nuclear and
extended families.
(i)    Factors affecting family
Relationship, e.g. communication,
Family values.
(ii)   The effect of these relations on
Well being
(iii)   conflict and conflict resolution

(a)        Types of marriage
(b)         Boy/Girl relationship – definition

– traditional/custom
– guidelines for
healthy boy/girl


          –  problems of unhealthy boy/girl relationship
–  Consequences of
Indiscriminate sexual
–   sex education

(c)      Choosing a life partner
(i)     factors to consider when
choosing a partner e.g.
blood group, geno-type,
HIV status.
(ii)    dating, courtship,

(d)     Preparation for marriage, (i)   Readiness – where to live,
Maturity, finances

(ii)   Introduction to each other’s
(e)    Marriage Ceremony – Marriage
Ceremony in different locality.

(a)     Preparation for parenthood
(i)     Planning a family
(ii)     Reproduction
(iii)     Pregnancy
(iv)    Ante-natal care

(b)      Child birth
(i)     labour
(ii)    delivery
(iii)   post-natal care –

(C)       Parenting
(i)    meaning
(ii)    importance
(iii)    responsibilities
–      provision of needs
–     bathing

  3.       Feeding the family

3.1     Classes of food and food nutrients.
3.2     Scientific study of good nutrients
3.3     Effect of heat on nutrients
3.4     Special nutrition needs of infants,
toddlers, adolescents, adults,
pregnant women, lactating
women the aged, convalescents
invalids and vegetarians.
3.5      Foods storage and preservation.
3.6      Planning of balanced meals for
different groups of people.
3.7      Kitchen plan, hygiene and safely.
3.8      Food purchasing
3.9      Preparation and serving of    means,
Snacks and beverages.
3.10    Entertainment


4.1       Clothing
4.2       Household linen
4.3       Textiles
4.4       Fabric construction
4.5       Planning a wardrobe
4.6       Maintenance of clothing
4.7       Sewing equipment and tools
4.8       Sewing processes
4.9       Storage of clothing


5.1      Family house

5.2      Choosing family house

5.3      Setting up a home

  (i)   cooking terms and methods
(ii)  flour and flour mixtures
(iii) cooking equipment, utensils and table      wares
(iv)   table setting and service

Meaning, types, functions
Origin of fibres
Classification of fibres/fabrics
Weaving, knitting, crocheting etc.

(i)     Simple garment repairs
(ii)    Laundry agents – water,
Detergents, fabric rinses,
Stiffening agents, bleaches
(iii)    Laundry equipment and tools
(iv)    Laundry work – management of
the family wash
Stains and stain removal
Care of special garments

(a)  Definition of House
(b)  Types of House e.g. storey
building, bungalow, duplex  etc
(c)  Classification of Houses e.g.
traditional and modern
(a)   acquiring a house
(i)    Renting
(ii)   Mortgage
(iii)   Building
(iv)   Buying
(v)   inheritance
(vi)   Gift

(b)    Factors influencing the
choice of a house
(i)     Economic
(ii)    Social
(iii)    Psychological
(iv)    sites
(v)     ventilation in the       house
(vi)    Design

(c)     Guideline for choosing a family house

(a)   Definition
Difference between a home
and a house

(b)   Equipment and furnishing in
The Home
Types –   Large and small
–          Hard and soft

  5.4    Home Improvement/Interior

5.5     Utilities in the home

5.6     Simple home maintenance and

5.7     Safety measures in the home

6.     Wealth Creation and Management

6.1   Creativity and Entrepreneurship

6.2  Money Management

6.3.     Wealth Creation

6.4     Capital Market Investment

7.     Consumer Education

7.1     Definition and Importance
Consumer education
7.2     Rights and responsibilities of a
7.3     Consumer Information

7.4     Consumer Legislation and

7.5     Principles of consumer
7.6     Consumer Agents

7.7     Environmental Friendly
Consumption practice

7.8     Purchasing practices
  (a)   meaning and importance
(b)   element and principles of art
and design and their application

(i)   colours
(ii)   Textures
(iii)   Lines
(iv)    Proportion
(v)    Rythme etc.

(c)  Guidelines for interior decoration
(d)   Flower arrangements.

(a)   Water  –  Sources, uses
Purification, storage
(b)    Light   –   electricity – meter reading,
Electric bill
(c )  Fuels   –   uses, storage, control,

(i)      cooking gas
(ii)     kerosene
(iii)     fire wood
(iv)     charcoal
(v)     electricity

(a)   cleaning agents and materials
– identification, preparation and use
of local and commercial cleaning

(i)     water
(ii)     soaps
(iii)      abrasives
(iv)      polishes
(b)    cleaning equipment and tools
(c)    care of surfaces
– wood
– tile
–  formica
–  concrete
–  plastic etc.

(d)    Care of floors/floor coverings/
–          Carpets
–          Linoleums
–          Mats
–          Rugs
–          terrazzo
–          parquet etc

(e)  Care of home furnishing and

–          ceramics
–          metals
–          collage etc.

(f)   Cleaning of different functional
areas in the home
(g)   Bed making

(a)   importance
(b)   common accidents
(c)   prevention
(d)   use of first aid

(a)   Definition
(b)   Importance of sanitation
(c)    Waste disposal
–   House hold waste
–   Drainage system
–   Disposal methods
–   pollution and health hazards.
(d)   Household pests
(i)   Types
(ii)    Control

(a)    Meaning
(b)     Importance
(c )    Relationship between creativity
and entrepreneurship
(d)    Entrepreneurial skills
(i)    Creativity
(ii)   Management
(iii)   Communication

(e)     Entrepreneurial Activities/
(i)   Fashion designing
(ii)   Hair dressing
(iii)    Fast Foods
(iv)   Bead making etc.

(a)    Meaning
(b)    Guidelines
(c)    processes
(d)    Family budget – income
Expenditure, steps in budgeting

(a)     Meaning
(b)     Types
(c )     Advantages
(d)      Ways of creating wealth e.g.
Saving, investment, trading etc.

(a)     Meaning
(b)      Advantages
(c)       Guidelines
(c)     Investment opportunities e.g.
Stocks, shares, treasury bill.

(a)     sources
(b)     Uses

(a)     Types
(b)      Functions
(c )     Regulations of agencies

(a)     Types
(b)     Functions

(a)   (i)  Market and market survey
(ii)  Meaning
(iii)  Types
(iv)  Uses/importance
(v)Procedures for market survey

(b)    Wise purchasing practices
(c)     Prevention of wastage in the home.


  1. Home Management by R.O. Johnson, A. Akingbehin and J. Mifie publishers: Longman
  2. Home Management for secondary Schools Enid O’Reilly Wright & Lillian
Adesimi – Davies Publishers – Evans Brothers Ltd.
  1. Home Management for Secondary Schools 1-3by Mary Edna Aufani Joe, Oby Eyisi et al. Publishers- University Press Plc.
  2. Home Management for Secondary Schools 1005 OQ & A Series by Elizabeth Anyakoha publisher-Fep Publisher Ltd.

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