WAEC New Curriculum – 2020/2021 | Latest Updates

Filed in Exam, WAEC News by on June 23, 2020

WAEC New Curriculum – 2020/2021 | Latest Updates

WAEC New Curriculum: The new curriculum is broadly divided into three categories as; compulsory cross-cutting core subjects, Field of Specialization and Elective. Keep Reading to find out more.

WAEC New Curriculum - 2017/2018

There are 4 fields of specializations as follows: Humanities, Science/Mathematics, Business Studies and Technology. Subjects under each of the fields are as follows:

WAEC Curriculum 2020:

Core Subjects Humanities Science/Math Business Studies Technology
1. English

2. Math

3. Trade

4. Comp-Stud

5. Civic Education

1. Nigerian Lang

2. Lit-In-English

3. Geography

4. Government

5. CRS

6. IRS

7. History

8. Visual Art

9. Music

10. French

11. Arabic

12. Economics

1. Biology

2. Chemistry

3. Physics

4. Further Math

5. Agriculture

6. Physical Education

7. Health Education

1. Account

2. Store Mgt

3. Office Practice

4. Insurance

5. Commerce

1. T-D

2. Metal Work

3. Basic Electricity

4. Electronics

5. Auto Mechanics

6. Building Construction

7. Wood Work

8. Home Mgt

9. Foods & Nut

10. Clothing & Text


  1. The new curriculum took effect from September 2011(and its still in place as at Nov 2017). However, the old SS curriculum is to be phased out systematically over a period of three years i.e. September 2011 to June 2014(update: It has now been phased out).
  2. All students are to offer all 5 core compulsory subjects.
  3. Students are to choose 3 or 4 subjects from their field of specialization i.e. Humanities, Science/Math, Business Studies or Technology.
  4. Students are to choose their compulsory entrepreneurship from the available list of 35 trades.
  5. Students may choose 1 elective subject outside their field of specialization provided that the total number of examinable subjects is NOT more than nine (9).
  6. In summary, students must offer: 5-core subjects, 3-4 subjects from field of specialization and 1 elective subject.

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