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The aims of the syllabus are to test:
(1) candidates’ knoweldge and understanding of the basic concepts of Information and Communication Technology.
(2) the capabilities of candidates in the application of ICT knowledge in education and business.
(3) candidates’ preparedness for higher studies.
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION:
There will be two papers, Papers 1 and 2 both of which will be a composite paper to be
taken at one sitting.
PAPER 1: Will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions all of which must be
answered within 45 minutes for 20 marks.
PAPER 2: Will consist of four compulsory test of practical knowledge questions, and six
essay-type questions. Candidates will be required to answer the compulsory
test of practical questions and any two of the other questions within 2 hours for 80 marks.
|1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Meaning of ICT and its relatedTO BASIC ICT terminologies.
CONCEPTS AND 1.2 Uses of ICT tools e.g.mobile phones,
COMPUTERS computers, Internet, television set, radio, etc.
1.3 Impact of ICT on Education, Social
and Economic Development.
1.4 Information processing cycle;
distinction between data and
1.5 Types and uses of computers.
2 COMPUTER 2.1 Categories of computer hardware:
HARDWARE system unit, peripherals and storage media.
3 COMPUTER 3.1 Types of software:
SOFTWARE System and application software.
3.2 Open source and proprietary software.
4 THREATS TO 4.1 Meaning of computer threats.
COMPUTERS 4.2 Categories of computer threats.
AND USERS 4.2.1 Natural threats e.g. earth-quakes, heat,
4.2.2 Human threats e.g.viruses, worms, intentional