Efịk

Below is this year’s WAEC syllabus for  Efịk. Note that this syllabus is for both Internal and external candidates.

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.

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

Oral Literature            –

Prose   –          3 items Poetry  –         3 items       Drama –          3 items  –   9 items

Written Literature       –

Prose   –        3 items   Poetry  –          3 items       Drama –           3 items  –   9 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)
  • Mme ubọk utom
  • ukọ iyak
  • utọ inwaṅ
  • unyam urua
  • utom usọ
  • 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 ekpaṅ ṅkukwọ
  • uduọk mmịn – Libation
  1. Nsionsio nka (Different Institutions)
  • Ubon/ekpuk – (family)
  • Usuṅ edade ebọk nditọ
  • Edu ukpono/se ekponode – (Worship)
  • Abasi
  • Ndem
  • Ibọk
  • Mbukpo
  • Mme nke (Proverbs)
  • Mme nke etopdetop
  • Ubọṅ
  • Mme ndedịbe nka ke Efịk (Secret Society)

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

Oral Literature

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER
DRAMA Iduo Owo Udo A. U. Usϙrϙ Macmilian Nig. Pub. Ltd, 1997
PROSE Motanda Oyom  Namondo

 

E. E. Nkana

 

Wusen Press Ltd.

 

POETRY Edikot Nwed Mbuk 4 E. N. Amaku PAICO Ltd. (Press & Books), 1987


Written Literature

 

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER
DRAMA Ansa Udϙ Enañ Etubom Thomas A. Effiom Macmilian Nig. Pub. Ltd, 1997
PROSE Edikot Nwed Mbuk (4-6) E. N. Amaku PAICO Ltd. (Press & Books), 1987
POETRY Edikot Nwed Mbuk 5 E. N. Amaku PAICO Ltd. (Press & Books), 1987


Selected Poems – Mme Uto Emekde

  • Okpo-Eno
  • Ekere ňkpϙ ayak enim
  • Edim ukwϙ asainariwa
  • Ekokoi esua Nyϙk (Enen)
  • Idorenyin ke esit owo, asiaha nte idem
  • Mnanake ňkpo ndomo kiet ke isϙñ emi ke usen
  • Nyϙñ Udo
  • Ada eto e-fig
  • Ekombi itiat ntokon
  • 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

 

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER
DRAMA Iyañ Abasi Ndem E. N. Amaku Nelson
 

PROSE

 

Obufa Edikot Ňwed 6

 

Mary J. Edet

Macmillan. Pub.  Nigeria
 

POETRY

Ufϙk-Uto ikϙ Efịk E.N. Amaku PAICO Ltd (Press & Books, 1987)


Written Literature

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER
DRAMA Sidịbe Chief E.A. Edyang UPL Ibadan 1982
PROSE Edikot Nwed Mbuk (4 – 6) E. N. Amaku Excel Publishers 2009
POETRY Ufϙk-Uto ikϙ Efịk E.N. Amaku PAICO Ltd (Press & Books, 1987)

 

Selected Poems – Mme Uto Emekde

  1. Idorenyin –           pg 69
  2. Tuk Enye, Du Uwem –           pg 71
  3. Mme Okpon Ibuot Esañ –           pg 77
  4. Ọkϙp Ọwϙrϙ Mkpa –           pg 79
  5. Nsem ‘Idem Owo Udϙnϙ –           pg 81
  6. Baba –           pg 84
  7. Ubomekϙñ Ofum Ku fe Mi –           pg 91
  8. Eyen Obiom –           pg 95
  9. Ukut Ye Idorenịn Owo Abasi –           pg 100
  10. 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

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