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List of Prescribed Texts for WASSCE 2022

LIST OF PRESCRIBED TEXTS FOR THE WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL
CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (WASSCE)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE (CORE)
(SCHOOL AND PRIVATE, 2022-2026)

NOV-DEC 2022 Registration Commence on Monday.. How to..-WAEC
1. PROSE
One (1) of the following texts shall be studied:
(i) Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island
(ii) MamleWolo: The Kaya Girl

2. DRAMA
One (1) of the following texts shall be studied:
(i) Henrik Ibsen: An Enemy of the People
(ii) Bill Marshall: The Son of Umbele

3. POETRY
One (1) of the following sets of poems should be selected for detailed study:
(a) NON-AFRICAN POETRY
(i) Wilfred Owen: Anthem for Doomed Youth
(ii) Walt Whitman: I sit and Look Out
(iii) John Donne: Batter my Heart Three-Person’d God
(iv) D.H. Lawrence: Piano
(v) Claude Mckay: If We Must Die
(b) AFRICAN POETRY
(i) Oswald Mtshali: Nightfall in Soweto
(ii) Kofi Awoonor: The Weaverbird
(iii) J.P. Clark Night Rain
(iv) David Rubadiri: An African Thunderstorm
(v) Gabriel Okara Once Upon a Time

RECOMMENDED ANTHOLOGIES CONTAINING THE ABOVE SET POEMS
1. K.E. Senanu and T. Vincent (eds): A selection of African Poetry (Longman) 1996
2. Woelli Dekutse and John Sackey: An Anthology of contemporary Ghanaian Poems
3. Wole Soyinka (ed): Poems of Black Africa (HEBM) 1975
4. Ruth Miller & Robert A. Greenberg (eds): Poetry: An Introduction (Macmillan) 1985
5. Arthur W. Biddle & Tony Fulwiler Angles of Vision (McGraw Hill, NY, 1992
6. Any other anthology containing any of the set poems.

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