ANIMAL HUSBANDRY (ALT B)
This syllabus has been designed to portray animal husbandry as a trade for livelihood with emphasis on the acquisition of knowledge and entrepreneurial skills in animal husbandry.
Candidates will be expected to answer questions on all the topics set out in the column headed Syllabus. The notes therein are intended to indicate the scope of the questions which will be set, but they are not to be considered as an exhaustive list of limitations and illustrations.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The syllabus will therefore seek to assess candidates' knowledge and skills in:
basic animal production practices such as feeding, housing, pest and disease control;
efficient and effective management of animal enterprise;
efficient processing, preservation, packaging, storage and marketing of animal products;
basic entrepreneurial skills in animal husbandry related vocations;
basic knowledge and skills in animal improvement and health.
Schools offering Animal Husbandry are expected to raise at least one species of farm animals from each of the following groups:
(a) monogastrics e.g. poultry, pigs, snails, camel, donkey, horse, rabbit, bee.
(b) ruminants e.g. cattle, sheep and goat.
It is recommended that the schools should have agricultural laboratories.
It is also recommended that candidates keep practical notebooks and specimen albums which should contain records of activities undertaken and observations made on the school farm and field trips and of specimens collected.
It is also expected that the study would be supplemented by visits to well established livestock and poultry farms, abattoirs, feed mills, animal product-based companies and other institutions related to animal
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
For candidates in Nigeria only
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 at one sitting.
PAPER 1: Will consist of forty multiple choice questions all of which should be answered within 40 minutes for 40 marks.
PAPER 2: Will consist of six essay questions drawn from the entire syllabus. Each question carries 20 marks. Candidates will be required to answer four questions within 2 hours for a total of 80 marks.
PAPER 3: Will be a practical paper for school candidates and a test of practical work paper for private candidates. Each version will consist of four questions all of which should be answered within 1½ hours for 60 marks.
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY (PRACTICALS)
LIST OF FACILITIES AND MAJOR EQUIPMENT
B. LIVE ANIMALS
D. CHARTS AND PICTURES
E. MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT
G. FEED SAMPLES
H. OTHER MATERIALS