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  1. AIMS:

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.

  1. 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. DETAILED SYLLABUS:

TOPIC                                                                                          NOTES
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

information.

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,

floods, etc.

4.2.2  Human threats e.g.viruses, worms, intentional

damage, etc.