2023 WAEC BIOLOGY SPECIMENS
(1) Great care should be taken to ensure that the information given below does not reach the candidates either directly or indirectly before the examination.
(2) Each candidates should be instructed to bring to the examination room:
(a) Sharpened drawing pencils (preferably 2Bl at least 15cm long;
(b) An Eraser;
(c) A Ruler.
(3a) Each candidate should be provided with the following groups of specimens
Specimen A – Mature fresh eggs of catfish.
Specimen B – Fresh egg of domestic fowl (raw, with shell intact).
Specimen C – Picture/model/chart of uterus containing a foetus.
Specimen D – Longitudinal section of ovary of Pride of Barbados flower.
Specimen E – Leaf of Pride of Barbados.
Specimen F – Panicum plant/Guinea grass (whole plant).
Specimen G – Cocoyam plant/Caladium plant (whole plant).
Specimen H – Corm of cocoyam.
Specimen J – Dry humus in a beaker.
Specimen K – Moist humus in a beaker.
Specimen L – Ripe orange fruit (whole).
Specimen M – Longitudinal section of coconut fruit.
Specimen N – Longitudinal section of fresh chilli pepper fruit.
(i) All specimens can be provided as group specimens for five (5) to ten (10) candidates.
(ii) All specimens must carry individual labels (e.g. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, and N).
(3b) It is essential that each candidate should be provided with the following materials:
(i) hand lens/magnifying lens;
(ii) scalpel/razor blade /knife;
(iii) pair of forceps;
(iv) hand gloves;
(vi) Petri dish;
(vii) Fehling’s solutions A and B;
(viii) iodine solution.
(4) Report Forms are provided separately on which you are required to:
(a) supply the necessary information about the specimens;
(b) report on any difficulty in the conduct of examination;
(c) report any particular difficulty experienced by any candidate during the conduct of the examination, especially of the examiner would be unable to discover these from the scripts;
(d) carry out and record experimental observations as directed in the Report Form.
(5) You must enclose a completed Report Form in each envelope of scripts.