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WAEC Syllabus for Store Keeping

WAEC Syllabus for Store Keeping. WAEC Syllabus for Store Keeping is available for all candidates who want to participate in the examination. The West African examination council (WAEC) has officially introduced a syllabus that will guide all the WAEC candidates who wish to write the WAEC examination this year. For a very successful WAEC Store Keeping examination for this year, you need to check out the available areas of concentration. It has been divided into sections with chapters, followed by the topics to be covered in preparation for the exams. In the WAEC Syllabus for Store Keeping, you will also see the format of how the WAEC Store Keeping questions will be presented.

There are 2 sections to answer questions from. Paper 1 is Objective and paper 2 contains essay questions. Where paper one (1) carries 50 minutes for 40 marks; paper two (2) carries 2 hours for 80 marks.

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WAEC Syllabus for Store Keeping

This WAEC syllabus is for both the O’level WAEC and General Certificate Examination (GCE) candidates. Final year students in the senior secondary school level and external candidates are eligible to make use of this syllabus and prepare ahead of the examination. WAEC Syllabus for Store Keeping

See the full detailed information concerning the WAEC Store Keeping Syllabus below.


The subject, Store Keeping is designed to equip candidates’ with basic knowledge required in store record keeping and other store activities.


The examination in this subject is meant to test candidates’:

(i)       understanding and appreciation of store keeping, basic concepts, store organization and layout.

(ii)        understanding of the functions of store keeping and warehousing.

(iii)       ability to relate concepts to the management of inventory and inventory control.

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There will be two papers, Papers 1 and 2, both of which will constitute a composite paper, to be taken at one sitting.

PAPER 1:      will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions to be answered within 50 minutes for 40 marks.

PAPER 2:              Will consist of six essay questions, out of which candidates will be required to answer any four within 2 hours.  All questions will carry equal marks and the paper will carry a total of 80 marks.


S/NO TOPICS                                           NOTES
1 Overview of Store Keeping 1.1    Introduction to Store Keeping

(i)  Meaning and importance of store keeping;

(ii)  Components of Store Keeping:

–¬†¬† warehousing;

–¬† requisition;

–¬† inventory and inventory control.

(iii)  Areas where store keeping is required.

1.2  Career Opportunities:

(i)  Definition

(ii)  Job opportunities

(iii)  factors influencing choice of career in store keeping

(iv)  Skills required for store keeping:

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† numerical

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† administrative

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† computer

1.3   Roles, Attributes and Qualification of a Store Keeper:

(i)                 Functions of a Store Keeper:

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† receipt of goods;

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† store requisition;

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† store issues;

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† counting and grading;

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† weighting and classification;

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† record keeping;

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Maintaining clean store environment

(ii)               Attributes of a store keeper:

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†Honesty;

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Quality consciousness;

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Flair for details, etc.

(iii)             Qualification of a store keeper.

2 Equipment and facilities 2.1 Types of store equipment;

2.2  Uses of storage equipment;

2.3  Care of storage equipment and facilities.

3. Warehousing 3.1  Meaning of warehousing.

3.2  Forms of warehousing (room, cold room, silos).

3.3  Factors for setting up a warehouse.

3.4  Store keeping Document.

3.5  Government regulations on warehousing:

–¬†¬† NAFDAC.

–¬† SON.

4. Requisitioning 4.1  Meaning

4.2  Importance

4.3  Procedure

4.4  Documentation (requisition and issue notes)

4.5  E-requisitioning (use of computer)

5. Inventory and Inventory Control 5.1  Inventory:

(i)  Meaning;

(ii)  Uses of inventory;

(iii) Inventory items;

(iv) Types of inventory control (perpetual and periodic);

(v)  Store keeping terms and their computation:

–¬† stock out

–¬†¬† lead time

–¬† maximum stock level

–¬† minimum stock level

–¬† economic order quantity

6. Stock Valuation 6.1  meaning.

6.2  Reasons for stock valuation.

6.3  Determination of stock values using:

Р  LIFO method

–¬†¬† FIFO method


7. Identification of Store Items 7.1  Need for identification of items.

7.2  Classification of materials in store.

7.3  Codification system:

–¬†¬† alphabetic

–¬† numerical

–¬† alphanumeric

–¬† decimal

8 Safety and Environmental Issues 8.1  Store Organization and Layout:

(i)  Meaning;

(ii)  Importance;

(iii)  Store layout

(iv)   Factors influencing store layout.

8.2  Safety and Safety Standard:

(i)  Meaning of safety in store;

(ii)  Importance of safety at work;

(iii) Methods of providing safety at work place:

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† First¬† Aid Box

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Fire extinguisher

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Shielding of electrical installation

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Safety wear, Types and uses (gloves, boots and helmets)

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Health and safety at work Act

8.3  Environmental Issue:

(1)  Meaning ,importance of environment;

(ii)   Characteristics of a good environment.

9 Entrepreneurship 9.1  Meaning of entrepreneurship.

9.2  importance of entrepreneurship.

9.3  Entrepreneurship skills:

–¬† managerial

–¬† accounting

–¬† marketing

–¬† promotion

9.4  Idea generation.

9.5  Feasibility study.

9.6  Writing a proposal on a type of business in store keeping.

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