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November 29, 2018

Literature Texts for 2021 – 2025 WASSCE (or WAEC Examinations)

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has published the list of Literature texts for 2021 – 2025 academic sessions on its website. Recall that the current Literature texts used by the examination body will expire in the year 2020. Literature teachers are, therefore, advised to teach their SSS 1 and SSS 2 students with the literary texts listed below while their SSS 3 students are being taught with the Literature texts for 2016 – 2020 academic sessions.
Literature Texts for 2021 – 2025 WASSCE (or WAEC Examinations)

Literature Texts for 2021 – 2025 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)

African Prose
1. Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

2. Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei-Agyiri (2018 Edition)

Non African Prose
1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronté

2. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

African Drama
1. Let me Die Alone by John K. Kargbo

2. The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka

Non African Drama
1. Look Back in Anger by John Osborne 

2. Fences by August Wilson


African Poetry
1. "Black Woman" by Leopard Sedar Senghor

2. "The Leader and the Led" by Niyi Osundare

3. "The Grieved Lands" by Agostinho Neto

4. "The Song of the Woman of my Land" by Oumar Farouk Sesay

5. "Raider of the Treasure Trove" by Lade Wosomu

6. "A Government Driver on his Retirement" by Onu Chibuike

Non African Poetry
1. "The Good-Morrow" by John Donne

2. "Caged Bird" by Maya Angelou

3. "The Journey of the Magi" by T.S Eliot

4. "Do not Go Gentle into the Good Night" by Dylan Thomas

5. "Binsey Poplars (Felled 1879)" by G.M. Hopkins

6. "Bat" by David H. Lawrence

Drama Text for Objective/Contextual Questions
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

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  1. Thank you for this information. However, I believe that the new texts will take effect by 2021/2022. As a result, the current SS1 students shouldn't be taught the new texts. Since they will be writing their WAEC by 2020/on 2021, they are the last set that will be tested on the current literature texts (ie. texts selected for 2016/2020).

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    1. Thanks for the comment. However, in this case, we are looking at the year the students will be sitting for the examination. The current SSS 1 students have 2020/2021 as their academic session. This simply means that they will be sitting for the examination in 2021, making them the first set of students to make use of these literary texts. Every set of literature texts published by WAEC are used by 5 sets of students. The current SSS 2 students will make the 5th set of students to use the literary texts for 2016 – 2020. These books were first used by 2015/2016 set. This set of students actually wrote their literature exam in 2016. You can confirm this in WAEC's Literature past questions and answers. Please, get the one for 1988 – 2018.

      Therefore, the current SSS 1 students should be taught with the literature texts for 2021 – 2025 WAEC Examination.

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    2. Please I still don't understand. The students in ss2 now who will write their exam in 2021,are they to use these new texts or the old ones. I'm confused, I don't know what to teach them anymore

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    3. Teach your SSS 1 and SSS 2 students with these new texts (2021 – 2025). SSS 3 is the last set to use the old texts (2016 – 2020)

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    4. Please, can I get neco syllabus for junior secondary school. Thank u for ur help so far.
      I have been finding it difficult to subscribe for notification. Any help in that regard?

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  2. Thank u sir. Hope this is an authentic information

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  3. I received another list with Macbeth as it drama text for objective.. .I'm a bit confused. Since when did students read separate texts for WAEC and NECO?

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    1. Please ignore that for now. I will keep you updated should anything come up.

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  4. Good morning...pls is there any text book compilation readily available at the moment? Plus, why is the scheme not broken down termly so that we can know which text to read first.

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    1. No textbook compilation for these books yet. To know the text(s) to teach each term, click HERE 

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  5. Thank you...it's a valid information. Keep up with the good work.

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  6. Can you please publish the poem '' A Government Driver On His Retirement" since we are not getting the anthology which contains the poem.

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  7. How will we teach & the students learn when not all materials are readily available in the market.WAEC in conjunction with publishers will have to anticipate this in future.

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  8. Do you know what poetry anthology one could find Onu Chibuike's poem, "A Government Driver on His Retirement" in?

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  9. please, direct me to the literary texts for the junior secondary

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    1. The ones I have are for schools in Rivers State.

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  10. Please can we have objective questions for the poem A Government Driver on his Death?

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  11. Please can we have objective questions for the poem A Government Driver on his Death?

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  12. Good day , please can we get the list of literature texts for the junior neco exams. Thanks.

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