The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the Provisional Biology specimen for 2018/2019 may/June examination.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the list of specimens and equipment to be used by School Candidates writing science practicals in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
List of specimens for Biology practical in WASSCE 2018
Specimen A: A slice of fresh bread.
Specimen B: A slice of bread with mould.
Specimen C: Longitudinal section of hard boiled egg with the shell intact.
Specimen D: Freshly laid egg.
Specimen E: Transverse section of orange/any citrus fruit.
Specimen F: Freshly procured green leafy vegetables
Specimen G: Fresh stomach of a Goat/Sheep/Cow (small piece)
Specimen H: Fresh Liver of a Goat/Sheep/Cow (small piece)
Specimen J: Fresh Small Intestine of a Goat/Sheep/Cow (small piece).
Specimen K: Fresh Lung of a Goat/Sheep/Cow (small piece).
Specimen L: Fresh Gall bladder of a Goat/Sheep/Cow (with the fluid intact)
Specimen M: Fresh Kidney of a Goat/Sheep/Cow (Longitudinal Section; bilaterally symmetrical)
Specimen N: Some Rheodiscolor leaves (about 3cm² in diameter in a petri dish containing water)
Specimen P: Palm fruit (with the outer covering intact)
Specimen Q: Tridax plant (put in a petri dish)
Specimen R: Grasshopper
Specimen S: Toad(wet preserved)
Specimen T: Freshly uprooted grass species
Specimen U: Brightly coloured lizard(wet preserved)
Specimen V: A branch of Cactus plant
Specimen W: Locust (wet preserved)
(i) Specimen N, P, Q and R are peculiar to candidates in Ghana only and should not be provided for candidates in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.
(ii) Specimens S, T, U, V and W are peculiar to candidates in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia only and should not be provided for candidates in Ghana.
(iii) All specimens can be provided as group specimens for fifteen (15) candidates.
(iv) All specimens in each group must carry individual labels (e.g A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M in Group I)
Glass jar cover or petri dish; scalpel or razor blade; a beaker; a pair of forceps; plain white sheet of paper; magnifying lens/hand lens ; test tubes; iodine solution; white tiles.