Specimen A – Mature fresh eggs of catfish

Specimen B – Fresh egg of domestic fowl (raw, with shell intact)

Specimen C – Picture/model/chart of uterus containing a foetus

Specimen D – Longitudinal section of ovary of pride of Barbados flower

Specimen E – leaf of pride of Barbados flower

Specimen F – Panicum plant/Guinea grass (whole plant)

Specimen G – Cocoyam plant/Caladium plant (whole plant)

Specimen H – Corm of cocoyam

Specimen J – Dry humus in a beaker

Specimen K – Moist humus in a beaker

Specimen L – Ripe orange fruit (whole)

Specimen M – Longitudinal section of coconut fruit

Specimen N – Longitudinal section of fresh chilli pepper fruit.

(b) it is essential that each candidate should be provided with the following materials;

I. hand lens/magnifying lens;

II. scalpel/razor blade/knife;

III. pair of forceps;

IV. hand gloves;

V. spatula;

VI. Petri dish;

VII. Fehling’s solutions A and B;

VIII. Iodine solution


1. Great care should be taken to ensure that the information given in the items 2 and 3 below does not reach the candidate either directly or indirectly before the examination.

2. In addition to the fittings and reagents normally found in a chemistry laboratory, the following apparatus and materials will be required by each candidate:

(a) One burette of 50 cm3 capacity;

(b) One pipette, either 20 cm3 or 25 cm3. (All candidates at one centre must use pipettes of the same volume. These should be clean and free from grease)

(c) The usual apparatus for titration;

(d) The usual apparatus and reagents for qualitative work including the following with all reagents appropriately labelled;

(i) Dilute sodium hydroxide solution;

(ii) Dilute hydrochloric acid;

(iii) Dilute trioxonitrate

(V) acid;

(iv) Silver trioxonitrate

(V) solution;

(v) Acidified potassium dichromate solution;

(vi) Aqueous ammonia;

(vii) Lime water;

(viii) Red and blue litmus paper

(ix) Dilute tetraoxosulphate (VI) acid;

(x) Fehlings solution A & B.

(e) Spatula;

(f) Filtration apparatus;

(g) One beaker

(h) One boiling tube;

(i) Four test tubes;

(j) Methyl orange as indicator;

(k) Glass rod;

(l) Wash bottle containing distilled/deionized water;

(m) Burning splint;

(n) Watch glass;

(o) Bunsen burner/source of heat;

(p) Droppers;

(q) Mathematical table/calculator.

3. Each candidate should be supplied with the following, where ‘n’ is the candidiate’s serial number

(a) 150 cm3 of a solution of HCl in a corked flask or bottle labelled ‘An’. These should all be the same containing 8.5 cm3 of concentrated HCl per dm3 of solution.

(b) 150 cm3 of Na2CO3.10 H2O in a corked flask or bottle labelled ‘Bn’. These should all be the same containing 5.0 g of the hydrated salt per dm3 of solution.

(c) One spatulaful of glucose in a specimen bottle labelled ‘Cn’. This must be the same for all candidates.

(d) One spatulaful of zinc oxide powder in a specimen bottle labelled ‘Dn’. This must be same for all candidate.



– A load of mass 100g concealed and labelled as P
– A load of mass 20g concealed and labelled as Q
– A set of masses m (40g, 50g, 60g, 70g and 80g)
– Metre rule
– 100cm piece of string
– Stop watch
– Helical spring
– Retort stand set-up
– Knife edge

– A rectangular block (glass or Perspex) measuring at least 10cm×9cm
– Drawing sheet
– Drawing board
– Four optical pins
– Drawing pins
– Triangular prism
– Half metre rule
– Plane mirror

– 1Ω standard resistor labelled R
– Rheostat
– Voltmeter
– Ammeter
– Key/switch
– Source of emf, E=2F
– Ten connecting wires
– Resistance box
– Jockey
– Metre bridge


Specimen A – Earthworm

Specimen B – Termite

Specimen C – Loamy Soil

Specimen D – Sandy Soil

Specimen E – Water Trough

Specimen F – Feed Trough

Specimen G – Egg candler (Real/Picture/Diagram)

Specimen H – Scoop net

Specimen I – Sugarcane

Specimen J – Pineapple fruit (whole)

Specimen K – Ginger (whole)

Specimen L – Honey (labelled)

Specimen M – Sawdust

Specimen N – Wood shavings

Specimen O – Electric bulb

Specimen P – Kerosene lamp

Specimen Q – Charcoal pot

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