Complete WAEC Syllabus for Basketry 2023, Text Books, and Topics

You need to study the WAEC Basketry syllabus in order to take the test. It includes the basketry exam’s goals and objectives, notes, and format.

The Basketry syllabus must be studied in order to prepare for the exam. You can use it as a guide to help you decide which topics to read about. Additionally, there are notes on ideas that you ought to learn carefully.

Exam preparation without reference to the Basketry syllabus is equivalent to visiting a farm without your farm equipment. You won’t be effective in the end.

Make sure to use the syllabus when you start your exam preparations.

The West African Examination Council’s recommended texts and basketry syllabus are included in this post (WAEC).

If you have any questions, please ask them in the comment area. I look forward to hearing from you.

WAEC Basketry

The course syllabus gives students the chance to learn both theoretical and practical skills in basketry, build a strong foundation for further education, and develop skills for potential self-employment.

Aims and Objectives

The goals of the exam’s curriculum are to gauge a candidate’s

  1. knowledge and understanding of the historical developments and socio-economic importance of basketry.
  2. creative skills and manipulative skills in designing and production of various forms of basketry based on societal and cultural needs.
  3. creative and manipulative skills in designing and production of various forms of basketry by employing the traditions and cultures of the society.
  4. skills in the making, decoration and finishing of basketry articles.
  5. knowledge on how to plan and establish a sustainable small-scale industry.
  6. knowledge of appreciation and evaluation of basketry.

Scheme of Examination

Papers 1, 2, and 3 are the three required papers, and they are all required to be taken. The first and second papers will be combined exams that must be taken all at once.

For 60 points across four questions in two hours.

Five days, each day requiring six hours of work. There will be 80 marks on the test.

WAEC Basketry Syllabus

The basketry course covers the sociocultural and economic significance of basketry as an art and profession, as well as its historical history.

Additionally, basketry includes several ways for designing and creating items with practical and aesthetic characteristics to meet defined needs, as well as the preparation, care, and use of materials.

Additionally, candidates must have learned and put their entrepreneurial knowledge and abilities to use.

  1. Meaning And Scope Of Basketry: Area covered in Basketry: coiled work, woven articles, frame works, macrame etc.
    • Making articles such as baskets, hats, mats, nets, couches, footwear, cots etc.
    • Characteristics of materials and tools. Designing and making of articles such as baskets, hats, mats, nets, couch, footwear, cot etc. using techniques of weaving, plaiting, coiling and stitching, knotting, construction.
    • Combining with other materials such as cowries, gourd, beads etc. to produce rattle, macramé etc.
  2. Rationale For Studying Basketry
    • Creative use of new materials for making articles of cultural, functional and aesthetic value.
    • Skills acquisition for employment and further studies.
    • Tourism promotion.
  3. History, Social, Cultural And Economic Importance
    • History – Origin of basketry
    • Social – Social use of basketry eg. Entertainment etc.
    • Cultural – Cultural importance of basketry
    • Economics – Economic importance of basketry in society eg. in agriculture and commerce.
  4. Contribution of people and places to basketry.
  5. Competencies And Attitudes
    • Knowledge, Creative thinking, skill and values for employment e.g. weaving, designing etc.
    • Tolerance, diligence, honesty, commitment etc.
    • Communication skills, time-management etc.
  6. Types And Characteristics Of Materials
    • Natural, synthetic, flexible/pliable, stiff/rigid etc.
  7. Preparation Of Materials.
    • Skills and techniques for preparation e.g. drying, wetting. Storage and care of materials (chemical and non-chemical methods).Preservation of sources of materials eg. ecology, bush burning etc.
    • Discovering characteristics of materials and their uses in the making of articles.
  8. Tools and Their Uses.
    • Category of tools, Description and Uses.
    • Drawing and labeling.
    • Improvisation.
    • Care/Maintenance and Safety precaution.
  9. Elements of Design
    • Identifying the elements and principles of design in the environment. dot, line, shape etc.
    • Creating the elements using appropriate techniques of knotting, weaving etc. eg. bead or knot for a dot and waling for texture.
      • 12-point colour wheel.
      • Ghanaian colour concept and symbolism.
      • Principles Of Design
    • Identifying the elements of design in the environment eg. unity, balance, proportion, repetition etc.
    • Creating the Principles of design using appropriate techniques eg. spraying, scorching, weaving etc.
  10. Basic Design and Technology
    • Definition of design.
    • Idea creation and design by drawing from memory, imagination and observation.
    • Use of appropriate techniques, tools and materials.
  11. Designing Articles To Suit Specific Needs
    • Designing an article by hand or computer, making articles to satisfy specific needs using techniques in weaving, knitting, plaiting, coiling and stitching, framing etc.
    • Criteria for appreciation and evaluation eg. Appropriate material, colour, technique, finishing etc.
  12. Sustainable Development Of Basketry
    • Exploring strategies of sustainable sources of raw materials eg. Re-aforestation, waste management etc.
    • Challenges – Identifying and seeking solutions to problems associated with the industry eg. competition with plastic products, material acquisition etc.
    • Solution- Formation of co-operatives, remaining competitive.
  13. Decoration And Finishing
    • Definition of Decoration.
    • Definition of Finishing.
    • Processes of Decoration eg. use of coloured and uncoloured weavers, weave variations, scorching, spraying and use of complementary objects etc.
    • Processes of finishing eg. wrapping, binding, singeing, tying, trimming, lashing, bending, glueing, sanding, varnishing, lacquering, embroidering, sealing, borders etc.
  14. Enterpreneural Skills In Practice
    • Portfolio eg. prints, photos, CDs, DVDs etc.
    • Business Plan
      • Meaning
      • The purpose of the business plan
      • Steps towards business organization eg. registration of business, capital, location of set-up, materials and tools, market survey etc.
      • The Business
        • Capital eg. bank loan, co-operatives etc.
        • Exhibition – Types eg. general; specialized.
    • Business Promotion eg. billboard, internet, print media, TV, radio, handbills, posters etc.
    • Entrepreneurial skills.
    • Packaging and Handling,
      • definition of the function of
      • disadvantages of
      • types of packaging – primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.
  15. Costing and Pricing
    • variable cost
    • fixed cost
    • profit.
  16. Factors of Price determination.


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