WAEC Health Science/Education Questions & Answers 2020

WAEC Health Science/Education Questions & Answers 2020

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) Health Science and Health Education paper will be written today, Friday, 4th September, 2020.

The Waec health science education exam will comprise of Papers II & I: Essay & Objective which will commence from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Below, we will be posting out waec health education science questions for candidates that will participate in the examination for practice purposes.

NOTE that this post is for practice, the main questions and answers for the exam will be posted here on this site few hours to the examination, join our telegram channel to get answers when it drops.

WAEC Health Science Questions 2020:


1. The diagram below is an illustration of the male urine-genitial system study it carefully and use it to answer question 1(a) to 1(c)

(a) Name the parts labelled I to VIII
(b) State one function each of the parts labelled V,VI, and VIII
(c) Name three diseases associated with the system.

2. The diagram below illustration the skeleton system of humans
Study it carefully and use it to answer questions 2(a) to 2(d).

(a) Name the parts labelled I to VI
(b) Mention one labelled part which represents a bone in the
(i) axial skeleton;
(ii) appendicular skeleton.
(c) Name the joint between
(i) II and VI
(ii) IV and V.
(d) State three ways in which the skeletal system is important to the human body.

3. (a) (i) What is posture?
(ii) State three causes of postural defects
(b) List three defects of the foot
(c) State two corrective measures for postural defects.

4. (a) List two natural sources of water.
(b) State three general uses of water by humans.

(c) Name the international health agencies/organizations associated with the following functions:
(i) standardization of drugs for international use;
(ii) performing first aid activities and training personnel in first aid;
(iii) provision of recreational facilities and equipment for school children;
(iv) providing information on outbreak of epidemics;
(v) rehabilitation of victims of wars, floods or drought.

5. (a) Mention the three body forms in humans.
(b) State two features of each body form mentioned in (a) above.
(c) State one factor necessary for the maintenance of health.



1. (a) (i) What are enzymes?
(ii) State five characteristics of enzymes
(iii) Name two enzymes involved in carbohydrate digestion in the body

(b) Name the end-product of digestion of
(i) carbohydrates;
(ii) proteins;
(iii) fats.

(c) State two uses each of the following classes of food:
(i) proteins;
(ii) vitamins.

(d) State two ways each in which the following substances are important
in the diet of humans:
(i) Roughage;
(ii) Water.

2. (a) Explain the following terms:
(i) shock;
(ii) fainting.

(b) (i) State three symptoms of shock
(ii) Outline the steps taken in the first aid treatment of shock victims.

(c) Explain the following terms:
(i) kyphosis;
(ii) scoliosis.

(d) Explain the following terms associated with bone injuries:
(i) dislocation;
(ii) sprain.

3. (a) (i) What is an endocrine gland?
(ii) State three functions of adrenalin.

(b) State three effects of each of the following conditions in humans:
(i) over-secretion of thyroxin;
(ii) under-secretion of thyroxin.

(c) (i) Write HIV in full.
(ii) Distinguish between HIV and AIDS.

(d) State two methods each by which the vectors of the following diseases can be controlled:
(i) onchocerciasis;
(ii) schistosomiasis;
(iii) guinea worm.

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