All secondary schools in Nigeria operate with a scheme of work. The scheme of work is a guideline that defines the contents and structure of academic subjects. The scheme of work for secondary schools in Nigeria, whether Junior or Senior secondary school, maps out in clear terms, how resources, for example, the topics and subtopics for a particular subject, teacher-talk, group work, practical, discussions and assessment strategies, tests, quizzes, Questions and Answers, homework and even up to midterm breaks for the session ought to be structured in order to fit in perfectly for the academic session.

It is the complete guide on all academic activities enforced by the Federal government of Nigeria through the various states ministry of education on all Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria as it relates not just to the subjects but the academic session as a whole. It is used to ensure that the learning purposes, aims and objectives of the subject meant for that class are successfully achieved.

Scheme of work for Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria are practically the same for both private and public secondary schools in Nigeria ranging from SS 1 to SS 3, that is, the scheme of work for a private school is the same with that of public or government owned secondary schools, principals and teachers in secondary schools in Nigeria are to adhere to the approved scheme of work as mandated by the ministry of education.

Take for instance, the scheme of work for Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria say from SS 1 to SS 3 for all subjects whether it is Mathematics, English Language, Computer Science, physics, chemistry, biology, technical drawing and other subjects offered in senior secondary schools in Nigeria are the same irrespective of the state the school is sited.

This post is quite a lengthy one as it provide in full details, the government approved scheme of work for all subjects offered in Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria. If you are interested in starting a school in Nigeria, this would greatly help in guiding you as regards coming up with the approved scheme of work for any subject offered in SS 1, SS 2 and SS 3.

Please note that these scheme of work are the approved by Lagos state government and other state government in Nigeria.

**What You Stand To Gain From This Post**

- Government approved Scheme of work for Senior Secondary school Mathematics – (SS 1, SS 2 and SS 3)
- The government approved Scheme of work for Physics – (SS 1, SS 2 and SS3)
- The government approved Scheme of work for English Language – SS 1, SS 2 & SS 3
- The government approved Scheme of work for Agricultural Science – SS 1, SS 2 and SS 3)
- The government approved Scheme of work for Biology – (SS 1, SS 2 and SS 3)
- Approved Scheme of work for Civic Education – (SS 1, SS 2 and SS 3)
- Scheme of work for Food and Nutrition – (SS 1, SS 2 and SS 3)
- Scheme of work for Chemistry – (SS 1, SS 2 and SS 3)
- Scheme of work for Further Mathematics – (SS 1, SS 2 and SS 3)
- Scheme of work for Computer Science – (SS 1, SS 2 and SS 3)
- Scheme of work for Government – (SS 1, SS 2 and SS 3)

**Government Approved Scheme of Work For Senior Secondary School SS 1 to SS3**

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR CIVIC EDUCATION SS 3 FIRST TERM and SECOND TERM**

- Our Values
- Emerging Issues
- Citizenship
- Representative Democracy
- Pillars of Democracy
- Human Rights
- Law and Order
- Cultism
- Citizenship
- Democracy and National Development
- Dangers of Political Apathy

### Second Term Scheme of Work for Civic Education for SS 3

- Achieving Popular Participation in Polities
- Limitation of Human Rights
- Drugs and Drug Abuse
- Responsible Parenthood
- Traffic Regulations
- Relationships
- Characteristics of Human Rights
- Dangers of Political Apathy II
- Public Service in a Democracy
- Civic Society and Popular Participation
- Constitutional Democracy

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR CIVIC EDUCATION SS 1 FIRST TERM**

WEEK 1: Definition of Civic Education

WEEK 2: Values: Definition And Types

WEEK 3: Moral Values

WEEK 4: Self Defense

WEEK 5: Community Service

WEEK 6: HIV/Aids Continues

WEEK 7: HIV/Aids Continues

WEEK 8: Youth Empowerment

WEEK 9 & 10: Importance of Skill Acquisition

WEEK 11: Revision

WEEK 12: Examination and Closing for the Term

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR CIVIC EDUCATION SS 1 SECOND TERM**

WEEK 1: Revision of Last Term’s Work

WEEK 2 & 3: The Structure Of Government

WEEK 4 & 6: Law And Order

WEEK 7: Democracy: Definition And Types

WEEK 8: Pillars Of Democracy I.E Constitution, Rule of Law Etc.

WEEK 9 & 10: Nationalism

WEEK 11: United Nation Declaration Of Human Rights

WEEK 12: Types Of Human Rights

WEEK 13: Examination and Closing for the Term

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR CIVIC EDUCATION SS 1 THIRD TERM**

WEEK 1: Revision of Last Term’s Work

WEEK 2: Cultism – Origin

WEEK 3: Cultism in Higher Institutions of Higher learning in Nigeria

WEEK 4: Consequences of Cultism

WEEK 5 & 6: Constituted Authority

WEEK 7 & 8:. Respect for Constituted Authority

WEEK 9 & 10: Emergence of Leadership

WEEK 11: Importance of Constituted Authority

WEEK 12: Examination and Closing for the Term

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR MATHEMATICS SS 3 FIRST TERM**

WEEK 1: Surds

WEEK 2: Matrics and Determinants

WEEK 3: Logarithm (Revision)

WEEK 4: Commercial Arithmetic

WEEK 11: Simultaneous, Linear and Quadratic Equation (Revision)

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR MATHEMATICS SS 3 SECOND TERM**

WEEK 1: Trigonometric Graph of Trigonometric Ratios

WEEK 2: Graphical Solution of Simultaneous Linear and Trigonometric Equations

WEEK 3: Surface Area of Sphere

WEEK 4: Volume of Sphere

WEEK 5: Longitude and Latitude

WEEK 6: Coordinate Geometry of Straight Lines

WEEK 7: Gradients and Intercept of a Straight Line

WEEK 8: Differentiation of Algebraic Fractions

WEEK 9: Integration of Simple Algebraic Functions

WEEK 10: Arc Length of a Curve

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR MATHEMATICS SS 1 FIRST TERM**

- NUMBER BASE SYSTEM: Conversion from one base to base 10, conversion of decimal fraction to base 10, conversion of number from one base to another 11 base. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of number bases.
- MODULAR ARITHMETIC:

Definition and concept of module arithmetic: Addition, subtraction and multiplication of module arithmetic and applying it to solving life problem. - INDICES: Conversion of numbers to standard form; laws of indices, indicial equations.
- LOGARITHMS AND INDICES:

Definition of logarithm; logarithm of numbers in base 10, expressing logarithm as inverse of Indices, Graph of Y = 10x, logarithm and anti-logarithms tables of numbers greater than one, laws of logarithms – multiplication, division, powers and roots. - SET: Definition of set, set notation, types of sets, set operation, use of Venn diagrams.
- SIMPLE EQUATIONS AND VARIATIONS: Change of subject of formulae involving bracket, root and

powers. Types of variation – direct, inverse, joint and partial. - QUADRATIC EQUATION: Factorisation, completing the square, formulae and graphical method and obtaining roots from quadratic graphs.
- LOGICAL REASONING: Simple and compound statements.

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR MATHEMATICS SS 1 SECOND TERM**

CONSTRUCTION OF ANGLES 30, 45, 60, 90 e.t.c .

Triangles, Equivalent angles, Equidistance from 2 points, 2 lines, fixed point and 4 – sides plane figure given certain conditions, locus of given points.

1. PROOFS OF SOME BASIC THEOREMS IN EUDIDEAN GEOMETRY:

Angle sum of a triangle is 180 degree, the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of two interior opposite angles.

3. RIDERS: Proofs of properties of Angles on parallel lines, Angles in a polygon, Congruent angles, Parallelograms and intercept theorem.

- TRIGONOMETRIC RATIOS: Sine, cosine and tangent with reference to right angled triangles.
- TRIGONOMETRY: Derivation of Trigonometric ratios of 30 degrees, 45 degrees and 60 degrees from drawn angles.
- TRIGONOMETRY: Angle of elevation and depression and application of trigonometric ratios.
- TRIGONOMETRIC RATIOS: In relation to unit circle, Sine and Cosine of various angles.
- GRAPH OF SINES AND COSINES USING 15 degrees, 20 degrees, 30 degrees, 60 degrees etc.
- LENGTH OF ARC OF CIRCLE

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR MATHEMATICS SS 1 **THIRD TERM

- Perimeters of sectors and segments
- Areas of Sectors of a Circle
- Areas of Segments of a Circle
- Relation between the sector of Circle and the surface of a Cone.
- Surface Area and Volume of Shapes – Cube, Cuboid, Cylinder, Pyramids, Cone, and Prism.
- Surface Area and Volume of fraction of Cones and Pyramids.
- Surface Area and Volume of Compound Shapes.
- Data Presentation and frequency distribution tables.
- Linear graph, Bar chart and Histograms: Differences between Bar charts and Histograms
- Pie chart and frequency polygon.

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR MATHEMATICS SS 2 FIRST TERM**

- Logarithms
- Approximations and Accuracy
- Sequences and series
- Quadratic equations
- Simultaneous, linear and Quadratic Equations
- Gradient of a curve and lines

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR MATHEMATICS SS 2 SECOND TERM**

- Logical Reasoning
- Determining Gradient of a curve by graph reading
- Linear Inequalities
- Algebraic Fractions
- Chord property (Circle geometry I)
- Circle theorems (Circle geometry II)
- Trigonometry (Derivation of Sine rule)

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR MATHEMATICS SS 2 THIRD TERM**

- Trigonometry (Derivation of Cosine rule)
- Trigonometric Ratios (revision) and Angles of elevation and depression
- Bearings
- Statistics (grouped data)
- Probability

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR BIOLOGY SS 3 FIRST TERM**

Week 1: Regulation of the Internal Environment

Week 2: Hormones

Week 3: Reproduction in Man

Week 4: Reproduction in Flowering Plants

Week 5: Fruits and seeds

Week 6: Genetics

Week 7: Reproductive Behaviors in Animals

Week 8: Evolution

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR BIOLOGY SS 2 FIRST TERM**

- Food Production and Storage
- Micro-Organisms in action
- Towards better health
- Aquatic Habitats
- Terrestrial Habitats

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR BIOLOGY SS 2 SECOND TERM**

- Terrestrial Habitat
- Reproduction in unicellular organisms and invertebrates
- Classification of plants
- Digestive system
- Transport system
- Respiratory system
- Excretory system

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR BIOLOGY SS 2 THIRD TERM**

- Excretory Mechanism
- Nutrient Cycling in Nature
- Ecological management
- Adaptation
- Pollution

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR CIVIC EDUCATION SS 3 FIRST TERM and SECOND TERM**

- Our Values
- Emerging Issues
- Citizenship
- Representative Democracy
- Pillars of Democracy
- Human Rights
- Law and Order
- Cultism
- Citizenship
- Democracy and National Development
- Dangers of Political Apathy
- Achieving Popular Participation in Polities
- Limitation of Human Rights
- Drugs and Drug Abuse
- Responsible Parenthood
- Traffic Regulations
- Relationships
- Characteristics of Human Rights
- Dangers of Political Apathy II
- Public Service in a Democracy
- Civic Society and Popular Participation
- Constitutional Democracy

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR PHYSICS SS 1 FIRST TERM**

- Meaning of Physics: Physical quantities and units of quantities
- Measuring of instruments
- Concepts of position and motion
- Speed velocity and acceleration
- Displacement and velocity – time graphs
- Circular motion
- Friction
- Density and relative density

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR PHYSICS SS 1 SECOND TERM**

- Work, energy and power
- Concepts of heat and temperature
- Measurement of temperature
- Thermal expansion of solids
- Transmission of heat

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR PHYSICS SS 1 THIRD TERM**

- Electric charges and static electricity
- Description and properties of fields
- Introduction to current electricity
- Ohm’s law, resistors in circuits, electrical energy and power
- Elastic properties of solids
- Molecular properties and forces; adhesion and cohesion
- Surface tension and viscous forces
- Crystalline nature of solids
- Industrial units (Technological applications of Physics)

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR PHYSICS SS 2 FIRST TERM**

- Force momentum and Newton’s laws of motion
- Application of Newton’s laws’ resultant forces and acceleration.
- Simple machines
- Pressures in fluids
- Heat capacity
- Latent heats
- Practical effects of state changes: Melting, evaporation, vapour pressures, boiling and humidity.
- Expansion of Gases and gas laws

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR PHYSICS SS 2 SECOND TERM**

- The concepts of position and distance in coordinate systems.
- Vectors
- Uniformly Accelerated motion
- Projectiles
- Basics concepts of simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.)
- Applications of simple Harmonic motion
- Force and equilibrium of particles/concurrent forces
- Equilibrium of rigid / coplanar forces centre of gravity and stability
- Equilibrium of bodies in fluids – upthrust, Archetypes and flotation principles

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR PHYSICS SS 2 THIRD TERM**

- Rectilinear propagation of light and reflection of light at plane surface
- Reflection by curved mirrors
- Refraction of light at plane boundaries
- Refraction and image formation by lenses
- Technological application of lenses: Optical instruments
- Basic concepts and propagation of wave motion
- Musical sounds: Waves in string and pipes
- The wave equation: Physical properties of waves.

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR PHYSICS SS 3 FIRST TERM**

- The electromagnetic spectrum and dispersion of light
- Gravitational fields
- Electrostatic fields; capacitors
- Direct current circuits, resistance and resistivity
- Electro-chemical cells, E.M.F, internal resistance and circuits
- Principles of electrical measurations (shunts, multipliers, bridge circuits)
- Electrical work, energy and power; cost.
- Conduction of electricity through liquids (electrolysis)
- Magnetism and magnetic fields
- Electromagnetic induction

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR PHYSICS SS 3 SECOND TERM**

- Alternating current (a.c) circuits
- Atomic models, atomic spectra and the uncertainty principle
- Gas-tube electronics; electronic emissions and their applications.
- Semi-conductor electronics
- Radio-activity
- Technological applications of Physics (1); Uses of machines, power transmission in mechanical systems, maintenance.
- Technological applications of Physics (2); Energy, dams, power stations, satellites in Nigeria.

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR CHEMISTRY SS 1 FIRST TERM**

- Introduction to chemistry
- Chemical industries
- Atoms molecules, atomiuty
- Physical and chemical changes
- Electronic configuration
- Relative utomic molecular
- Atomic mars/atomic number
- Chemical symbol
- Chemical equation
- Empirical formular
- Molecular formular
- Chemical examination
- Chemical laws

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR CHEMISTRY SS 1 SECOND TERM**

- Knetic theory of matter
- Gas laws

i) Boyle’s law

ii) Charles law

iii) Combined gas law

iv) Gay Lussa’s law

v) Avogadro’s law - Septanut on techniques
- Acids, basis and salt

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR CHEMISTRY SS 1 THIRD TERM**

- Water
- Carbon and its compounds
- Formation of coal:

- Destructive distillation of coal
- Uses of coal
- Properties of carbon

- Oxides of carbon

i) Carbon cycle - Synthetic gas

a) Carbonaceous

b) Tiorxocarbenates (iv) acid

c) Tiroxrocaronata iv - Hydrocarbons

a) Crude oil and natural gas

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR CHEMISTRY SS 2 FIRST TERM**

WEEK 1 Periodic Table

WEEK 2 & 3 Oxidation and Reduction Reactions

WEEK 4 & 5 Mass-Volume Relationship

WEEK 6 Electrolysis

WEEK 7 Electrode Potential

WEEK 8 Acid-Base Reactions

WEEK 9 Rates of Chemical Reaction

WEEK 10 Energy and Chemical Reactions

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR CHEMISTRY SS 2 SECOND TERM**

WEEK 1 Chemical Equilibrium

WEEK 2 Hydrogen Gas

WEEK 3 Oxygen Gas

WEEK 4 & 5 Chlorine and its Compounds

WEEK 6 & 7 Nitrogen and its Compounds

WEEK 8 & 9 Sulphur and its Compounds

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR CHEMISTRY SS 2 THIRD TERM**

WEEK 1 & 2 Water and Solutions

WEEK 3 Hardness of water

WEEK 4 & 5 Sulphur and its Compounds

WEEK 6 – 7 Organic Chemistry (Hydrocarbons)

WEEK 8 Benzene and its Compound

WEEK 9 Alkanols

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR CHEMISTRY SS 3 FIRST TERM**

WEEK 1 & 2 Atomic Structure

WEEK 3 Nuclear Chemistry

WEEK 4, 5 & 6 Metals and their compounds

WEEK 7 & 8 Organic Chemistry 2

**SCHEME OF WORK FOR CHEMISTRY SS 3 SECOND TERM**

WEEK 1 Revision of Non-metals and their

compounds

WEEK 2 Revision of Organic Chemistry I

WEEK 3 Revision of Organic Chemistry 2

WEEK 4 Revision of Periodic table

WEEK 5 Revision of Mass-volume Relationship

WEEK 6 Acid-Base Titration Calculations

WEEK 7 Salt analysis (qualitative analysis)

The scheme of work published on this post is so far the mos complete scheme of work for all subjects offered in senior secondary schools in Nigeria as at today. They are the government approved scheme of work compulsorily applicable in all post primary schools in West Africa because of WAEC and NECO examination.

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