WAEC Syllabus for Home Management & Textbooks 2024/2025

The WAEC syllabus for Home Management is the topic you must study to sit for the examination. It contains the aims and objectives, notes and format for the Home Management exam.

Studying Home Management is necessary for your exam preparation. It will serve as a guide for you to know the topics to read. There are also notes on concepts you should pay attention to learning.

Exam preparations without using the Home Management are like going to the farm without your agricultural tools. You will end up not being productive.

Ensure you begin your exam preparations using the syllabus.

This post contains the Home Management syllabus and recommended textbooks of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

WAEC Home Management

Aims and Objectives

Objectives for testing candidates in Home Management at the senior high school level include assessing their knowledge, understanding, appreciation and application of

  1. management concepts; goals, values, standards and needs;
  2. decision – making processes;
  3. human and material resources available for managing a home;
  4. basic skills needed in caring for the home and society;
  5. consumer skills;
  6. sound health practices;  
  7. self-reliant skills for effective living.

Scheme of Examination

There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2, and 3 all of which must be taken. Papers 1 and 2 will be a composite paper to be taken in one sitting.

Paper 1: This will comprise fifty multiple choice objective questions, all of which are to be answered in 1 hour for 50 marks.

Paper 2: This will comprise six essay questions out of which candidates will be required to answer four within 1 hour 15minutes for 50 marks.

Paper 3: This will be a 3 hour practical test of three hours which will be conducted by a visiting examiner that will be appointed by WAEC. This paper will carry 100 marks.

WAEC Home Management Syllabus

Principle of Management

  1. Definition of Home Management
  2. Careers in Home Management
  3. The Management Process
    • Application of process to specific tasks
  4. Motivations for Home Management
  5. Family Resources
  6. Decision–making
  7. Management of Time and Energy

Family Living

  1. The family
  2. Courtship and marriage


  1. Feeding the family
  2. Classes of food and food nutrients.
  3. The scientific study of good nutrients
  4. Effect of heat on nutrients
  5. Special nutrition needs of infants, toddlers, adolescents, adults, pregnant women, lactating women the aged, convalescents invalids and vegetarians.
  6. Food storage and preservation.
  7. Planning balanced meals for different groups of people.
  8. Kitchen plan, hygiene and safety.
  9. Food purchasing
  10. Preparation and serving of means, Snacks and beverages.
  11. Entertainment

Clothing the Family

  1. Clothing
  2. Household linen
  3. Textiles
  4. Fabric construction
  5. Planning a wardrobe
  6. Maintenance of clothing
  7. Sewing equipment and tools
  8. Sewing processes
  9. Storage of clothing

Housing the Family

  1. Family house
  2. Choosing family house
  3. Setting up a home
  4. Home Improvement/Interior Decoration
  5. Utilities in the home
  6. Simple home maintenance and Repairs.
  7. Safety measures in the home

Wealth Creation and Management

  1. Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  2. Money Management
  3. Wealth Creation
  4. Capital Market Investment

Consumer Education

  1. Definition and Importance of Consumer education
  2. Rights and responsibilities of a Consumer
  3. Consumer Information
  4. Consumer Legislation and Agencies
  5. Principles of consumer Education
  6. Consumer Agents
  7. Environmental Friendly Consumption practice
  8. Purchasing practices
  • Home Management by R.O. Johnson, A. Akingbehin and J. Mifie publishers: Longman
  • Home Management for Secondary Schools Enid O’Reilly Wright & Lillian
  • Adesimi – Davies Publishers – Evans Brothers Ltd.
  • Home Management for Secondary Schools 1-3by Mary Edna Aufani Joe, Oby Eyisi et al. Publishers- University Press Plc.
  • Home Management for Secondary Schools 1005 OQ & A Series by Elizabeth Anyakoha publisher-Fep Publisher Ltd.
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