NECO Syllabus For Literature In English 2020/2021

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NECO Syllabus For Literature In English 2020/2021

In this article, we will be sharing the full NECO syllabus for Literature in English for the year 2020/2021. Just sit back and relax!

Scheme Of Examination

  • There will be three papers โ€“ Papers 1, 2 and 3. Papers 1 and 2 will a composite paper and will be taken at one sitting.
  • Paper 1 will be a multiple choice objective test. It will contain fifty questions distributed as follows:
    • Twenty questions on General Knowledge of Literature;
    • Five questions on an unseen prose passage;
    • Five questions on an unseen poem;
    • Twenty context questions on the prescribed Shakespearean text.
  • Candidates will be required to answer all the questions within 1 hour for 50 marks.
  • Paper 2 will be an essay test with two sections, Sections A and B.
  • Section A will be on African Prose and Section B on Non-African Prose.
  • Two essay questions will be set on each of the novels prescribed for study.
  • Candidates shall be required to answer one question only from each section within 1 hour 15 minutes for 50 marks.
  • Paper 3 will be on the Drama and Poetry components of the syllabus.
  • It will be put into four sections, Sections A, B. C and D as follows:
  • There shall be two questions on each of the prescribed drama texts for Sections A and B. There shall also be two questions for each of the poetry sections ie Sections C and D.
  • Candidates shall be required to answer one question from each of the sections, making a total of four questions. The paper will take 2 hours 30 minutes to complete and will carry 100 marks.

 

Note:

  • The Unseen Prose passage for Paper 1 shall be about 120 โ€“ 150 words long.
  • Only context questions shall be set on the Shakespearean text. The context questions will test such items as theme, characterization, style and setting in the Shakespearean text.
  • No essay question shall be set on the Shakespearean text.

 

Reading Texts For 2016 โ€“ 2020

African Prose

(1) Amma Darko โ€“ Faceless (2) Bayo Adebowale โ€“ Lonely Days

Non-African Prose

(1) Richard Wright โ€“ Native Son (2) Patience Swift โ€“ The Last Goodman

*William Shakespeare: OTHELLO

Non-African Drama

(1) Oliver Goldsmith โ€“ She Stoops to conquer (2) Lorraine Hansberry โ€“ A Raisin in the Sun

African Drama

(1) Frank Ogodo Ogbeche โ€“ Harvest of Corruption (2) Dele Charley โ€“ The Blood of a Stranger

African Poetry

(1) Birago Drop โ€“ Vanity

(2) Gbemisola Adeoti โ€“ Ambush

(3) Gabriel Okara โ€“ Piano and Drums

(4) Gbanabam Hallowell โ€“ The Dinning Table

(5) Lenrie Peter โ€“ The Panic of Growing Older

(6) Kofi Awoonor โ€“ The Anvil and the Hammer

Non-African Poetry

(1) Alfred Tennyson โ€“ Crossing the Bar

(2) George Herbert โ€“ The pulley

(3) William Blake โ€“ The School Boy

(4) William Morris โ€“ The Proud King

(5) Robert Frost Birches โ€“ Birches

(6) William Shakespeare โ€“ Shall I compare thee to a Summerโ€™s Day?

 

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