JAMB Syllabus

JAMB Syllabus for Physics | UTME 2021 Official Version

JAMB Syllabus for Physics 2021: This is the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Syllabus for candidates who will write Music in the 2021 UTME.

Jamb Syllabus for physics

Jamb Syllabus for physics

If you have registered or plan registering for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) popularly called JAMB. Then AllSchool is pleased to inform you that you need adequate preparations for you to score above 300 in JAMB/UTME.

The truth is 300+ is achievable! But you must prepare, most importantly prepare with the adequate materials/books. Consequently JAMB have released their syllabus to enable students prepare and excel.

JAMB Syllabus is a place where JAMB listed out all the subject topic and textbooks candidates needs. The amazing part of this syllabus is that, in each topic, JAMB will tell you what you should be able to do after reading the topic. This is to make sure you don’t get scared with questions that will appear.

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Official JAMB Syllabus for Physics

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Let’s start with the first topic:

1. Measurements and Units

UTME candidates should focus their attention on;

  1. Length area and volume: Metre rule, Venier calipers Micrometer Screw-guage
  2. Mass
    • unit of mass
    • use of simple beam balance
  3. Time
    • unit of time
    • time-measuring devices
  4. Fundamental physical quantities
  5. Derived physical quantities and their units
    • Combinations of fundamental quantities and determination of their units
  6. Dimensions
    • definition of dimensions
  7. Limitations of experimental measurements
    • accuracy of measuring instruments
    • simple estimation of
    • significant figures.

After reading the topic: Measurement and Units, candidates should be able to;

  1. identify the units of length area and  volume;
  2. use different measuring instruments;
  3. determine the lengths, surface areas and volume of regular and irregular bodies;
  4. identify the unit of mass;
  5. use simple beam balance, e.g Buchart’s balance and chemical balance;
  6. identify the unit of time;
  7. use different time-measuring devices;
  8. relate the fundamental  physical  quantities to their units
  9. deduce the units of derived physical quantities
  10. Determine the dimensions of physical quantities;
  11. use the dimensions to determine the units of physical quantities
  12. test the homogeneity of an equation
  13. determine the accuracy of measuring instruments;
  14. estimate simple errors;

2. Scalars and Vectors

Focus your attention on;

  1. definition of scalar and vector quantities
  2. examples of scalar and vector quantities
  3. relative velocity
  4. resolution of vectors into two perpendicular directions including graphical methods of solution.

After reading the topic “Scalars and Vectors” candidates should be able to;

  1. distinguish between scalar and vector quantities;
  2. give examples of scalar and vector quantities;
  3. determine the resultant of two or more vectors;
  4. determine relative velocity;
  5. resolve vectors into two perpendicular components;
  6. use graphical methods to solve vector problems

3. Motion

Under this topic, candidates should focus their attention on;

  1. Types of motion: translational, oscillatory, rotational, spin and random
  2. linear motion
    • speed, velocity and acceleration
    • equations of uniformly accelerated motion
    • motion under gravity
    • distance-time graph and velocity time graph
    • instantaneous velocity and acceleration.
  3. Projectiles:
    1. calculation of range, maximum height and time of fight
    2. applications of projectile motion
  4. Newton’s laws of motion:
    1. inertia, mass and force
    2. relationship between mass and acceleration
    3. impulse and momentum
    4. conservation of linear momentum (Coefficient of restitution not necessary)
  5. Motion in a circle:
    • angular velocity    and    angular acceleration
    • centripetal and centrifugal
    • Applications
  6. Simple Harmonic Motion (S.H.M):
    • definition and explanation of simple harmonic motion
    • examples of systems that execute S.H.M
    • period frequency and amplitude of S.H.M
    • velocity and acceleration of H.M
    • energy change in H.M

To know if you’re ready for any questions from the topic Motion, you should be able to;

  1. identify different types of motion
  2. differentiate between speed, velocity and acceleration;
  3. deduce equations of uniformly accelerated motion;
  4. solve problems of motion under gravity;
  5. interpret distance-time graph and velocity-time graph;
  6. compute instantaneous velocity and acceleration
  7. establish expressions for the range, maximum height and time of flight of projectiles;
  8. solve problems involving projectile motion;
  9. interpret Newton’s laws of motion;
  10. compare inertia, mass and force;
  11. deduce the relationship between mass and acceleration;
  12. solve numerical problems involving impulse and momentum
  13. interpret the law of conservation of linear momentum;
  14. establish expression for angular velocity, angular acceleration and centripetal force;
  15. solve numerical problems involving motion in a circle;
  16. establish the relationship between period and frequency;
  17. analyse the energy changes occurring during S.H.M

4. Gravitational field

For this topic, just concentrate on;

  1. Newton’s law of universal gravitation
  2. gravitational potential
  3. conservative and non-conservative fields
  4. acceleration due to gravity (g= GM/R)
  5. variation of g on the earth’s surface
  6. distinction between    mass    and weight
  7. escape velocity
  8. parking orbit and weightlessness

After reading the topic Gravitational field, candidates are expected to;

  1. identify the expression for gravitational force between two bodies;
  2. apply Newton’s law of universal gravitation;
  3. give examples of conservative and non- conservation fields;
  4. deduce the expression for gravitational field potentials;
  5. identify the causes of variation of g on the earth’s surface;
  6. differentiate between mass and weight;
  7. determine escape velocity

5. Equilibrium of Forces

use your time effectively. Under this topic, focus your attention on;

  1. equilibrium of a particles
    • equilibrium of coplanar forces
    • triangles and polygon of forces
    • Lami’s theorem
  2. principles of moments
    • moment of a force
    • simple treatment and moment of a couple (torgue)
    • applications
  3. conditions for equilibrium of  rigid  bodies under the action of parallel and non-parallel forces
    1. resolution and composition of forces in two perpendicular directions,
    2. resultant and equilibrant
  4. centre of gravity and stability
    1. stable, unstable and neutral equilibra

Please note that after reading the topic Equilibrium of Forces, you should be able to;

  1. apply the conditions for the equilibrium of coplanar force to solve problems;
  2. use triangle and polygon laws of forces to solve equilibrium problems;
  3. use Lami’s theorem to solve problems;
  4. analyse the principle of moment of a force;
  5. determine moment of a force and couple;
  6. describe some applications of moment of a force and couple;
  7. apply the conditions for the equilibrium of rigid bodies to solve problems;
  8. resolve forces into two perpendicular directions;
  9. determine the resultant and equilibrant of forces;
  10. differentiate between stable, unstable and neutral equilibrate

6. Work, Energy and Power

Concentrate on;

  • definition of work, energy and power
  • forms of energy
  • conservation of energy
  • qualitative treatment between different forms of energy
  • interpretation of area under the force- distance curve

For you to be able to tackle any question that will come out from Work, Energy and Power, the you should be able to;

  1. differentiate between work, energy and power;
  2. compare different forms of energy, giving examples;
  3. apply the principle of conservation of energy;
  4. examine the transformation between different forms of energy;
  5. interpret the area under the force –distance curve

7. Friction

On this topic, concentrate more on;

  1. static and dynamic friction
  2. coefficient of limiting friction and its determination.
  3. advantages and disadvantages of friction
  4. reduction of friction
  5. qualitative treatment of viscosity and terminal stoke’s law
  6. stoke’s law

After reading the Friction, make sure you are able to;

  1. differentiate between static and dynamic friction
  2. determine the coefficient of limiting friction;
  3. compare the advantages and disadvantage of friction;
  4. suggest ways by which friction can be reduced;
  5. analyse factors that affect viscosity and terminal velocity;
  6. apply stoke’s law

8. Simple Machines

Focus on;

  1. definition of machine
  2. types of machines
  3. mechanical advantage, velocity ratio and efficiency of machines

After reading “Simple Machines” make sure you are able to 

  1. identify different types of machines;
  2. solve problems involving simple machines.

9. Elasticity

Under this topic, read relevant things like;

  • elastic limit, yield point, breaking point, Hooke’s law and Young’s modulus
  • the spring balance as a device for measuring force
  • work done in springs and elastic strings

After reading Elasticity, make sure you can;

  1. interpret force-extension curves;
  2. interpret Hooke’s law and Young’s modulus of a material;
  3. use spring balance to measure force;
  4. determine the work done in spring and elastic strings

10. Pressure

Candidates should focus their attention on;

  1. Atmospheric Pressure
    1. definition of atmospheric pressure
    2. units of pressure (S.I) units
    3. measurement of pressure
    4. simple mercury barometer, aneroid barometer and manometer.
    5. variation of pressure with height
    6. the use of barometer as an altimeter.
  2. Pressure in liquids
    1. the relationship between pressure, depth and density (P = rgh)
    2. transmission of pressure in liquids (Pascal’s Principle)
    3. Application

After reading Pressure, you should be able to;

  1. recognize the S.I units of pressure;
  2. identify pressure measuring instruments;
  3. relate the variation of pressure to height;
  4. use a barometer as an altimeter.
  5. determine the relationship between pressure, depth and density
  6. apply the principle of transmission of pressure in liquids to solve problems;
  7. determine the application of pressure in liquid

11. Liquids at Rest

While reading the  topic “Liquids at Rest” concentrate on;

  1. determination of density of solid and liquids
  2. definition of relative density
  3. upthrust on a body immersed in a liquid
  4. Archimede’s principle and law of floatation and applications, e.g. ships  and  hydrometers

To smash any question JAMB will set from the topic Liquidat Rest, make sure you are able to;

  1. distinguish between density and relative density of substances;
  2. determine the upthrust on a body immersed in a liquid;
  3. apply Archimedes’ principle and law of floatation to solve problems

12. Temperature and Its Measurement

Use your time wisely! Under this topic, focus your attention on;

  1. concept of temperature
  2. thermometric properties
  3. calibration of thermometers
  4. temperature scales –Celsius and
  5. types of thermometers
  6. conversion from one scale of temperature to another

For you be ready for any question that will come out from the topic Temperature and Its Measurement, you should be able to;

  1. identify thermometric properties of materials that are used for different thermometers;
  2. calibrate thermometers;
  3. differentiate between temperature scales e.g Clesius and Kelvin.
  4. compare the types of thermometers;
  5. convert from one scale of temperature to another.

13. Thermal Expansion

Under this topic, just focus on;

  1. Solids
    1. definition and determination of linear, volume and area expansivities
    2. effects and applications, e.g. expansion in building strips and railway lines
    3. (iv) relationship between different expansivities.
  2. Liquids
    1. volume expansivity
    2. real and apparent expansivities
    3. determination of volume expansivity
    4. anomalous expansion of water

After Reading the topic Thermal Expansion, make sure you are able to;

  1. determine linear and volume expansivities;
  2.  assess the effects and applications of thermal expansivities;
  3. determine the relationship between different expansivities;
  4.  determine volume, apparent, and real expansivities of liquids;
  5. analyse the anomalous expansion of water

14. Gas Laws

On this topic Gas Laws focus your attention on;

  1. Boyle’s law 
  2. Charle’s law
  3. Pressure law
  4. absolute zero of temperature
  5. general gas quation
  6. ideal gas equation

When you you are done reading the topic Gas Laws make sure you are able to;

  1. interpret the gas laws;
  2. use expression of these laws to solve numerical problems

15. Quantity of Heat

While reading the topic: Quantity of Heat, make sure you  concentrate more on;

  • heat as a form of energy
  • definition of heat capacity and specific heat capacity of solids and liquids
  • determination of heat capacity and specific heat capacity of substances by simple methods e.g method of mixtures and electrical method

After reading make sure you are able to;

  1. differentiate between heat capacity and specific heat capacity;
  2. determine heat capacity and specific heat capacity using simple methods;
  3. examine some numerical problems

16. Change of State

Under this topic, concentrate on;

  1. latent heat
  2. specific latent heats of fusion and vaporization;
  3. melting, evaporation and boiling
  4. the influence of pressure and of dissolved substances on boiling and melting
  5. application in appliances

Once you’re done reading the topic Change of State you should be able to;

  1. differentiate between latent heat and specific latent heat of fusion and vaporization;
  2. differentiate between melting, evaporation and boiling;
  3. examine the effects of pressure and of dissolved substance on boiling and melting points

17. Vapours

Concentrate more on;

  1. unsaturated and saturated vapours
  2. relationship between saturated vapour pressure (S.V.P) and boiling
  3. determination of S.V.P by barometer tube method
  4. formation of dew, mist, fog, and rain
  5. study of dew point, humidity and relative humidity
  6. hygrometry; estimation of the humidity of the atmosphere using wet and dry bulb hygrometers

After reading the topic Vapour, you should be able to;

  1. distinguish between saturated and unsaturated vapours;
  2. relate saturated vapour pressure to boiling point;
  3. determine S.V.P by barometer tube method;
  4. differentiate between dew point, humidity and relative humidity;
  5. estimate the humidity of the atmosphere  using  wet and dry bulb hydrometers

18. Structure of Matter and Kinetic Theory

While reading the above topic focus more on;

  1. Molecular nature of matter
    1. atoms and molecules
    2. molecular theory: explanation of Brownian motion, diffusion, surface tension, capillarity, adhesion, cohesion and angles of contact
    3. examples and applications
  2. Kinetic Theory
    1. assumptions of the kinetic theory
    2. using the theory to explain the pressure exerted by gas, Boyle’s law, Charles’ law, melting, boiling, vapourization, change in temperature evaporation, etc

After reading the Structure of Matter and Kineric Theory, make sure you are able to;

  1. differentiate between atoms and molecules;
  2. use molecular theory to explain Brownian motion , diffusion, surface, tension, capillarity, adhesion, cohesion and angle of contact
  3. examine the assumptions of kinetic theory;
  4. interpret kinetic theory, the pressure exerted by gases Boyle’s law, Charle’s law melting, boiling vaporization, change in temperature, evaporation, etc.

19. Heat Transfer

  1. conduction, convention and radiation as modes of heat transfer
  2. temperature gradient, thermal conductivity and heat flux
  3. effect of the nature of the surface on the energy radiated and absorbed by it.
  4. the conductivities of common materials
  5. the thermos flask
  6.  land and sea breeze

After reading heat transfer, you are expected to be able to;

  1. differentiate between conduction, convention and radiation as modes of heat transfer;
  2. determine temperature gradient, thermal conductivity and heat flux;
  3. assess the effect of the nature of the surface on the energy radiated and absorbed by it;
  4. compare the conductivities of common materials;
  5. relate the component part of the working of the thermos flask;
  6. differentiate between land and sea breeze.

20. Waves

  1. Production and Propagation
    1. wave motion,
    2. vibrating systems as source of waves
    3. waves as mode of energy transfer
    4. distinction between particle motion and wave motion
    5. relationship between frequency, wavelength and wave velocity (V=f λ)
    6. phase difference
    7. Progressive wavelength
  2. Classification
    1. types of waves; mechanical and electromagnetic waves
    2. longitudinal and transverse waves
    3. stationary and progressive waves
    4. examples of waves from springs, ropes, stretched strings and the ripple tank
  3. Characteristics/Properties
    1. reflection, refraction, diffraction and plane Polarization
    2. superposition of waves e.g interference

Please note that after reading Waves, you are expected to;

  1. interpret wave motion;
  2. identify vibrating systems as sources of waves;
  3. use waves as a mode of energy transfer;
  4. distinguish between particle motion and wave motion;
  5. relate frequency and wave length to wave velocity;
  6. determine phase difference;
  7.  use the progressive wave equation to compute basic wave parameters
  8. differentiate between mechanical and electronmagnetic waves;
  9. differentiate between longitudinal and transverse waves
  10. distinguish between stationary and progressive waves;
  11. indicate the example of waves generated from springs, ropes, stretched strings and the ripple tank;
  12. differentiate between reflection, refraction, diffraction and plane polarization of waves;
  13. analyse the principle of superposition of waves

21. Propagation of Sound Waves

While reading this topic, just focus on;

  1. the necessity for a material medium
  2. speed of sound in solids, liquids and air;
  3. reflection of sound; echoes, reverberation and their applications
  4. disadvantages of echoes and reverberations

After reading Propagation of Sound Waves,  you should be able to;

  1. determine the need for a material medium in the propagation of sound waves;
  2. compare the speed of sound in solids, liquids and air;
  3. relate the effects of temperature and pressure to the speed of sound in air;
  4. solve problem on echoes, reverberation;
  5. compare the disadvantages and echoes

22. Characteristics of Sound Waves

While reading Characteristics of Sound Waves, concentrate on;

  1. noise and musical notes
  2. quality, pitch, intensity and loudness and their application to musical instruments;
  3. simple treatment  of  overtones  produced by vibrating strings and their columns 
  4. acoustic examples of resonance
  5. frequency of a note emitted by air columns in closed and open pipes in relation to  their lengths

When you are done reading the  Characteristics of Sound Waves, you are expected to;

  1. differentiate between noise and musical notes;
  2. analyse quality, pitch, intensity and loudness of sound notes;
  3. evaluate the application of (ii) above in the  construction of musical instruments;
  4. identify overtones by vibrating stings and air columns;
  5. itemize acoustical examples of resonance;
  6. determine the frequencies of notes  emitted by air columns in open and closed pipes in relation to their lengths

23. Light Energy

While reading the topic light energy, concetrate on;

  1. Source of Light
    1. natural and artificial source of light
    2. luminous and non-luminous objects
  2. Propagation of light
    1. speed, frequency and wavelength of light
    2. formation of shadows and eclipse
    3. the pin-hole camera

After reading Light Energy, you should be able to;

  1. compare the natural and artificial sources of light;
  2. differentiate between luminous and non luminous objects;
  3. relate the speed, frequency and wavelength of light;
  4. interpret the formation of shadows and eclipses;
  5. solve problems using the principle of operation of a pin-hole camera.

24. Reflection of Light at Plane and Curved faces

While reading the above topic, concentrate more on;

  1. laws of reflection
  2. application of reflection of light
  3. formation of images by plane, concave and convex mirrors and ray diagrams
  4. use of the mirror formula
  5. linear magnification

After reading Reflection of Light at Plane and Curved faces, make sure you are able to;

  1. interpret the laws of reflection;
  2. illustrate the formation of images by plane, concave and convex mirrors;
  3. apply the mirror formula to solve optical problems;
  4. determine the linear magnification;
  5. apply the laws of reflection of light to the working of periscope, kaleidoscope and the sextant.

25. Refraction of Light

When reading  Refraction of Light, focus on;

  1. Refraction of Light through Plane and Curved Surface
    1. explanation of refraction in terms of velocity of light in the
    2. laws of refraction
    3. definition of refractive index of a medium
    4. determination of refractive index of glass and liquid using Snell’s law
    5. real and apparent depth and lateral displacement
    6. critical angle and total internal reflection
  2. Refraction of Light through Glass Prism
    1. of the minimum deviation formula
    2. type of lenses
    3. use of lens formula
    4. magnification

After reading Refraction of light, you should be able to;

  1. interpret the laws of reflection;
  2. determine the refractive index of glass and liquid using Snell’s law;
  3. determine the refractive index using the principle of real and apparent depth;
  4. determine the conditions necessary for total internal reflection;
  5. examine the use of periscope, prism, binoculars, optical fibre;
  6. apply the principles of total internal reflection to the formation of mirage;
  7. use of lens formula and ray diagrams to solve optical numerical problems;
  8. determine the magnification of an image;
  9. calculate the refractive index of a glass prism using minimum deviation formula

26. Optical Instruments

Your area of concentration on the above topic should be;

  1. the principles of microscopes, telescopes, projectors, cameras and the human eye (physiological details of the eye are not required)
  2. power of a lens
  3. angular magnification
  4. near and far points
  5. sight defects and their corrections

After reading the Optical Instruments, make sure you are able to;

  1. apply the principles of operation of optical instruments to solve problems;
  2. distinguish between the human eye and the cameras;
  3. calculate the power of a lens;
  4. determine the angular magnification of optical instruments;
  5. determine the near and far points;
  6. detect sight defects and their corrections

Candidates should also read up the following topics

  1. dispersion of light and colours
  2. Electgromagnetic spectrum
  3. Electrostatics
  4. Capacitors
  5. Electric Cells
  6. Current Electricity
  7. Electrical Energy and Power
  8. Magnets and Magnetic Fields
  9. Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor
  10. Electromagnetic Induction
  11. Simple A. C. Circuit
  12. Conduction of Electricity Through liquids
  13. Elementary Modern Physics
  14. Introductory Electronics

JAMB Fundamentals of Physics Textbooks for Physics

  1. Fundamentals of Physics
  2. Advanced Level Physics (Sixth Edition)
  3. Secondary School Physic
  4. Comprehensive Certificate Physics
  5. Essential Principles of Physics
  6. Numerical Problems and Solutions in Physics, F = Ma

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JAMB Syllabus for Biology | 2021 Official Version

JAMB Syllabus for Biology. This is the 2021 Official Biology Syllabus and its also available in PDF Format.

jamb syllabus for biology

jamb syllabus for biology

If you have registered or plan registering for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) popularly called JAMB. Then AllSchool is pleased to inform you that you need adequate preparations for you to score above 300 in JAMB/UTME.

The truth is 300+ is achievable! But you must prepare, most importantly prepare with the adequate materials/books and read the read the topics from which the UTME questions will be extracted from. Consequently JAMB have published their syllabus to enable students prepare and excel.

JAMB Syllabus is a place where JAMB listed out all the topic, sub-topics and textbooks candidates needs. The amazing part of this syllabus is that, once you are able to read and understand all the topics, you must score above 85 in that subject. If you do the calculation, you should be expecting above 340 as your JAMB score.

Another advantage of this syllabus is that, most universities or polytechnics uses this syllabus in setting their post utme questions. This implies that since you will score above 340 in JAMB, you will also score above 90% in your post utme, consequently, you will get admission.

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Summary of the JAMB Syllabus for Biology

In this JAMB/UTME syllabus for biology, their are five broad topics and fifty-seven (57) sub-topics. Below are the detailed topics and sub-topics of the JAMB syllabus. The topic starts with Ecology and ends with variety of organisms.

Now lets start list out the topics and sub-topics…

1. ECOLOGY

There are Fifteen (15) sub-topics in this topic. They are;

1. FACTORS AFFECTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF ORGANISMS (Biotic Abiotic)

After reading the above topic, candidates should be able to;

  1. deduce the effects of temperature; rainfall, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, altitude, salinity, turbidity, pH and edaphic (soil) conditions on the distribution of organisms.
  2. use appropriate equipment (e.g. secchi disc, thermometer, rain gauge etc) to measure abiotic factors.
  3. describe how the activities of plants/animals (particularly human) affect the distribution of organisms.

2. LOCAL (NIGERIAN) BIOMES

After reading the above topic, candidates should be able to;

  1. locate biomes in regions.
  2. apply the knowledge of the features of the listed local biomes in determining the characteristics of different regions of Nigeria.

3. NATURAL HABITATS (Aquatic and Terrestrial/arboreal)

After reading the above topic, candidates should be able to;

  1. associate plants and animals with each of these habitats.
  2. relate adaptive features to the habitats in which an organism lives.

4. SOIL (Characteristics of different types of soil, Components of the soil, Soil fertility

After reading the above topic “Soil”, candidates should be able to;

  1.  identify physical properties of different soil types based on simple measurement of particle size, porosity or water retention ability.
  2. determine the amounts of air, water, humus and capillarity in different soil types experimentally.
  3. relate soil characteristics, types and components to the healthy growth of plant.
  4. relate such factors as loss of inorganic matter, compaction, leaching, erosion of the top soil and repeated cropping with one variety.
  5. apply the knowledge of the practice of contour ridging, terracing, mulching, poly-cropping, strip-cropping, use of organic and inorganic fertilizers, crop rotation, shifting cultivation, etc to enhance soil conservation.

5. CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

After reading the above topic, candidates should be able to;

  1. apply the various methods of conservation of both the renewable and non-renewable natural resources for the protection of our environment for present and future generations.
  2. Outline the benefits of conserving natural resources, prevention of desertification.
  3. identify the bodies responsible for the conservation of resources at the national and international levels (e.g. Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria National Parks, World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and their activities.
  4. asses their activities.

6. DISEASES (Common and endemic diseases,

After reading the above topic, candidates should be able to;

  1. identify ecological conditions that favour the spread of common endemic and potentially epidemic disease e.g. malaria, meningitis, drancunculiasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, typhoid fever and cholera etc.
  2. relate the biology of the vector or agent of each disease with its spread and control.
  3. use the knowledge of the causative organisms, mode of transmission and symptoms of the listed diseases to their prevention/treatment/control.
  4. apply the principles of inoculation and vaccination on disease prevention.

7. GAME RESERVES AND NATURAL PARKS

After reading the above topic, candidates should be able to Know the location and importance of game reserves and National parks in Nigeria.

8. POPULATION AND ITS CONTROL (Sources, types, effects and methods of control)

After reading the above topic, candidates should be able to;

  1. categorize pollution into air, water and soil pollution.
  2. relate the effects of common pollutants to human health and environmental degradation.
  3. determine the methods by which each pollutant may be controlled.
  4. examine the importance of sanitation with emphasis on solid waste sewage disposal, community health and personal hygiene.
  5. assess the roles and functions of international and national health agencies (e.g. World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), International Red Cross Society (IRCS), and the ministries of health and environment.

9. ENERGY FLOW IN THE ECOSYSTEM

After reading the topic above, candidates should be able to know the food chains and webs.

10. NUTRIENT CYCLING IN NATURE (Carbon, Water, and Nitrogen circle)

After reading the topic above, candidates should be able to;

  1. describe the cycle and its significance including the balance of atmospheric oxygen and carbon (IV) oxide and global warming.
  2. assess the effects of water cycle on other nutrient cycles.
  3. relate the roles of bacteria and leguminous plants in the cycling of nitrogen.

11. SYMBIOTIC INTERACTIONS OF PLANTS

While reading the topic above, kindly focus your attention on;

  1. Factors that bring about competition.
  2. Intra and inter-specific competition
  3. Relationship between competition and succession.

After reading the above topic, candidates should be able to;

  1. determine appropriate examples of symbiosis, parasitism, saprophytism, commensalism, mutualism, amensalism, competition, predation and cooperation among organisms.
  2. associate the distribution of organisms with food chains and food webs in particular habitats.

12. ADAPTATION FOR SURVIVAL

After reading the above topic, candidates should be able to;

  1.  relate increase in population, diseases, shortage of food and space with intra- and inter-specific competition.
  2. determine niche differentiation as a means of reducing intra-specific completion.
  3. relate competition to succession.

13. ECOLOGICAL SUCCESSION (Primary and Secondary Succession)

After reading the above topic, candidates should be able to trace the sequence in succession to the climax stage of stability in plant population.

WHile reading the topic above, kindly focus your attention on;

  1. Factors that bring about competition.
  2. Intra and inter-specific competition
  3. Relationship between competition and succession.

14. FACTORS AFFECTING POPULATION SIZES

After reading the above topic, candidates should be able to;

  1. deduce the effect of these factors on the size of population.
  2. determine the interactions between biotic and abiotic factors, e.g. drought or scarcity of water which leads to food shortage and lack of space which causes increase in disease rates.

15. POPULATION DENSITY AND OVERCROWDING

After reading the topic above,candidates should be able to;

  1. determine the reasons for rapid changes in human population and the consequences of overcrowding.
  2. compute/calculate density as the number of organisms per unit area.

2. EVOLUTION

This is the second topic and it have just two sub-topics. The sub-topics includes;

1. EVIDENCE OF EVOLUTION

After reading the topic above; candidate should be able to;

  1. provide evidences for evolution such as fossil records, comparative anatomy, physiology and embryology.
  2. trace evolutionary trends in plants and animals.
  3. provide evidence for modern evolutionary theories such as genetic studies and the role of mutation.

2. THEORIES OF EVOLUTION

After reading the topic above, candidate should be able to;

  1. relate organic evolution as the sum total of all adaptive changes that have taken place over a long period of time resulting in the diversity of forms, structure and functions among organisms.
  2. examine the contributions of Lamarck and Darwin to the theory of evolution.
  3. know evidences in support of organic evolution.

3. FORM AND FUNCTIONS

This is the third topic and it have thirty sub-topics. The 30 sub-topics includes;

1. GROWTH

After reading the topic above, candidate should be able to;

  1. apply the knowledge of the conditions necessary for germination on plants growth.
  2. differentiate between epigeal and hypogeal germination.

2. INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF A FLOWERING PLANT (Root stem and leaf)

After reading the topic above, candidate should be able to;

  1. identify the transverse sections of these organs.
  2. relate the structure of these organs to their functions.
  3. identify supporting tissues in plants (collenchyma) sclerenchyma, xylem and phloem fibres).
  4. describe the distribution of supporting tissues in roots, stem and leaf.

3. INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF A MAMMAL

After reading the topic above, candidate should be able to;

  1. examine the arrangement of the mammalian internal organs.
  2. describe the appearance and position of the digestive, reproductive and excretory organs.

4. HOMEOSTATSIS

After reading Homeostatsis, candidates should be able to relate the function of hormones to regulating the levels of materials inside the body. Meanwhile while reading the topic above, focus make sure you read-up the;

  1. Body temperature regulation.
  2. Salt and water regulation.

5. HORMONAL CONTROL (Animal and Plant Hormone)

After reading the “Hormonal Control, make sure you are able to;

  1. locate the listed endocrine glands in animals.
  2. relate the hormone produced by each of these glands to their functions.
  3. examine the effects of various phytohormones (e.g. auxins, gibberellin, cytokinin, and ethylene) on growth, tropism, flowering, fruit ripening and leaf abscission.

6. NERVOUS CO-ORDINATION

Ahwile reading the topic, focus on;

  1.  The components, structure and functions of the central nervous system.
  2. The components and functions of the peripheral nervous systems.
  3. Mechanism of transmission of impulses.
  4. Reflex action.

After reading the nervous co-ordination, make sure you are able to;

  1. apply the knowledge of the structure and function of the central nervous system in the coordination of body functions in organisms.
  2. illustrate reflex actions such as blinking of the eyes, knee jerk etc.
  3. differentiate between reflex and voluntary actions as well as conditioned reflexes such as salivation, riding a bicycle and swimming.

7. THE SENSE ORGANS

While reading the sense organs, focus on;

  1. Skin (tactile)
  2. Nose (olfactory)
  3. Tongue (taste)
  4. Eye (sight)
  5. Ear (auditory).

After reading the sense organs, make sure you are able to;

  1. associate the listed sense organs with their functions.
  2. apply the knowledge of the structure and functions of these sense organs in detecting and correcting their defects.

8. EXCRETORY MECHANISMS

While reading the excretory mechanisms, focus your attention on;

  1. Kidneys
  2. Lungs
  3. Skin.

After reading the excretory mechanisms, make sure you are able to;

  1. relate the structure of the kidneys to the excretory and osmo-regulatory functions.
  2. identify the functions and excretory products of the lungs and the skin.

9. EXCRETORY PRODUCTS OF PLANTS

After reading the excretory producs of plants make sure you are able to deduce the economic importance of the excretory products of plants, e.g carbon (IV) oxide, oxygen, tannins, resins, gums, mucilage, alkaloids etc.

10. TYPES OF EXCRETORY STRUCTURES

WHile reading the types of excretory structures, focus your attention on;

  1. hontractile vacuole
  2. Flamecell
  3. Nephridium
  4. Malpighian tubule
  5. Kidney
  6. Stoma and lenticel.

After reading the types of excretory structures, candidates should be able to;

  1. define the meaning and state the significance of excretion.
  2.  relate the characteristics of each structure with functions.

11. ANIMAL NUTRITION

after reading the Animal Nutrition, candidates should be able to;

  1. indicate the sources of the various classes of food;
  2. relate the importance and deficiency e.g. scurvy, rickets, kwashiorkor etc. of each class;
  3. determine the importance of a balanced diet.
  4. detect the presence of the listed food items from the result of a given experiment.
  5. describe the structure of a typical mammalian tooth;
  6. differentiate the types of mammalian tooth and relate their structures to their functions.
  7. compare the dental formulae of man, sheep, and dog.
  8. relate the structure of the various components of the alimentary canal and its accessory organs (liver, pancreas, and gall bladder) to their functions.
  9. identify the general characteristics of digestive enzymes;
  10. associate enzymes with digestion of carbohydrates, proteins and fats;
  11. determine the end products of these classes of food.

12. MODES OF NUTRITION (Autotrophic and Heterotrophic)

After reading the modes of nutrition, candidates should be able to;

  1. compare the photosynthetic and chemosynthetic modes of nutrition.
  2. provide examples from both flowering and non-flowering plants.
  3. compare autotrophic and heterotrophic modes of nutrition.

13. PLANT NUTRITION

After reading plan nutrition, you should be able to;

  1. differentiate the light and dark reactions, and state conditions necessary for photosynthesis.
  2. determine the necessity of light, carbon (IV) oxide and chlorophyll in photosynthesis.
  3. detect the presence of starch in a leaf as an evidence of photosynthesis.
  4. identify macro-and micro-elements required by plants.
  5. recognize the deficiency symptoms of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.

14. TYPES OF NUTRITION

After reading the types of nutrition, candidates should be able to;

  1. differentiate the following examples:
    1. holozoic (sheep and man)
    2. Parasitic (roundworm, tapeworm and Loranthus)
    3. aprophytic (Rhizopus and mushroom)
    4. carnivorous plants (sundew and bladderwort)
  2. determine their nutritional value.

15. ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION (Under Reproduction)

While reading the above topic please focus on;

  1. Fission as in Paramecium.
  2. Budding as in yeast.
  3. Natural vegetative propagation.
  4. Artificial vegetative propagation.

After reading the above topic, candidates should be able to;

  1. differentiate between asexual and sexual reproduction.
  2. apply natural vegetative propagation in crop production and multiplication.
  3. apply grafting, budding and layering in agricultural practices.

16. REPRODUCTION IN MAMMALS

After reading the reproduction in mammals, please make sure you are able to;

  1. differentiate between male and female reproductive organs.
  2. relate their structure and function to the production of offspring.
  3. describe the fusion of gametes as a process of fertilization.
  4. relate the effects of the mother’s health, nutrition and indiscriminate use of drugs on the developmental stages of the embryo up to birth.
  5. Modern methods of regulating reproductive on e.g. invitro fertilization and birth control.

17. SEXUAL REPRODUCTION IN FLOWERING PLANTS

After reading the topic above, make sure you are able to;

  1. relate parts of flower to their functions and reproductive process.
  2. deduce the advantages of cross pollination.
  3. deduce the different types of placentation that develop into simple, aggregate, multiple and succulent fruits.

18. AEROBIC RESPIRATION

After reading the topic above make sure you are able to;

  1. examine the role of oxygen in the liberation of energy for the activities of the living organisms.
  2. deduce the effect of insufficient supply of oxygen to the muscles.

19. ANAEROBIC RESPIRATION

After reading the topic above, make sure you are able to;

  1. use yeast cells and sugar solution to demonstrate the process of fermentation.
  2. know the economic importance of yeasts.

20. RESPIRATION

After reading respiration, make sure you are able to;

  1. examine the significance of respiration.
  2. describe a simplified outline of the chemical process involved in glycolysis and krebs cycle with reference to the role ATP.
  3. deduce from an experimental set up, gaseous exchange and products, exchange and production of heat energy during respiration.

21. RESPIRATORY ORGANS AND SURFACES

After reading the topic above, make sure you can describe the following respiratory organs and surfaces with organisms in which they occur; body surface, gill, trachea, lungs, stomata and lenticel.

22. THE MECHANISM OF GASEOUS EXCHANGE (Under Respiration)

After reading the topic above, make sure you are able to;

  1. describe the mechanism for the opening and closing of the stomata.
  2. determine respiratory movements in these animals.

23. SUPPORT AND MOVEMENT

After reading the topic: Support and Movement, make sure you are able to;

  1. determine the need for support and movement in organisms.
  2. identify supporting tissues in plants (collenchyma, sclerenchyma, xylem and phloem fibres).
  3. describe the distribution of supporting tissues in roots, stem, and leaf.

24. SUPPORTING TISSUES IN ANIMALS (Under Support and Movement)

After reading the topic above, candidate should be able to;

  1. relate the location of chitin, cartilage and bone to their supporting function.
  2.  relate the structure and the general layout of the mammalian skeleton to their supportive, locomotive and respiratory function.
  3.  differentiate types of joints using appropriate examples.

25. TROPIC, TACTIC, NASTIC AND SLEEP MOVEMENTS IN PLANTS

After reading the topic above, make sure you know how to;

  1. relate the response of plants to the stimuli of light, water, gravity and touch.
  2.  identify the regions of growth in roots and shoots and the roles of auxins in tropism.

26. TYPES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SKELETON

After reading the topic above, make sure you are able to apply the protective, supportive, locomotive and respiratory functions of the skeleton to the well being of the animal.

27. CHANNELS FOR TRANSPORTATION

28. MATERIALS FOR TRANSPORTATION

29. MEDIA AND PROCESSES OF MECHANISM FOR TRANSPORTATION

30. NEED FOR TRANSPORTATION

4. HEREDITY AND VARIATIONS

This is the 4th topic and it have four sub-topics which include;

  1.  HEREDITY
  2. VARIATION IN POPULATION – APPLICATION OF DISCONTINUOUS VARIATION IN CRIME DETECTION, BLOOD TRANSFUSION AND DETERMINATION OF PATERNITY
  3. VARIATION IN POPULATION – MORPHOLOGICAL VARIATIONS IN THE PHYSICAL APPEARANCE OF INDIVIDUALS
  4. VARIATION IN POPULATION – PHYSIOLOGICAL VARIATION

VARIETY OF ORGANISMS

This is the final/fifth topic and it consists of 6 sub-topics which include;

  1. ADAPTIVE COLOURATION AND ITS FUNCTIONS
  2.  BEHAVIOURAL ADAPTATIONS IN SOCIAL ANIMALS
  3. EVOLUTION AMONG THE FOLLOWING
  4. LIVING ORGANISMS
  5. STRUCTURAL ADAPTATIONS IN ORGANISMS
  6. STRUCTURAL/FUNCTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL ADAPTATIONS OF ORGANISMS

That’s all you need to read if you want to score above 90 in Biology. It is no joke, it’s possible just believe. Prepare hard and pray. Please don’t forget to play a little.

UTME/JAMB Approved Textbooks for Biology

  1. Senior Secondary School Biology: Books 1 -3, written by Ndu, F.O. C. Ndu, Abun A. and Aina J.O.
  2. Essential of Biology, by Odunfa, S.A.
  3. Biology for Senior Secondary Schools: Books 1 – 3, by Ogunniyi M.B. Adebisi A.A. and Okojie J.A
  4. Modern Biology, SS Science Series. New Edition, by Ramalingam, S.T
  5. Biology for Senior Secondary Schools. Revised Edition, by Stan
  6. Biology for West African Schools. by Stone R.H. and Cozens, A.B.
  7. Handbook of practical Biology 2nd Edition, by Usua, E.J

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JAMB Syllabus for Yoruba | 2021 Official UTME Version

JAMB Syllabus for Yoruba 2021: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Syllabus for Yoruba. This is the 2021 Updated and Official Syllabus.

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JAMB Syllabus for yoruba

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You can as well download the PDF of this JAMB Syllabus for Yoruba (you can get the download link before the list of approved text books for Yoruba).

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The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Yorùbá is to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test their achievement of the course objectives, which are to:

  1. stimulate and sustain their interest in Yorùbá language, literature and culture;
  2. acquire basic knowledge and skill in Yorùbá language, literature and material and
    non-material aspects of culture.

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The syllabus is broadly covers topics from:

  1. CULTURE
  2. LANGUAGE
  3. LITERATURE

Now the detailed topics, area of focus and what candidates are expected to know after reading each topic:

(1) CULTURE

This topic has 10 sub-topics. Viz:

(a) Ẹ̀KỌ́ ÌLÉ

Candidates should focus on Ìwà ọmọlúàbí àti ànìfàànírẹ̀.

After reading, candidates should be able to identify acceptable patterns of behaviour and attitude that conform with society norms and values.

(b) AYẸYẸ

Candidates should focus on Ìgbéyàwó, ìsọmọlórúkọ, ìwúyè abbl.

After reading, candidates should be able to relate social activities and events to appropriate situations.

(c) ÈRÒ ÀTI ÌGBÀGBỌ́

Candidates should focus on Olódùmarè, àkùdàáyà, emèrè, àjẹ́, àwọn irúnmọlẹ̀ abbl.

After reading, candidates should be able to distinguish traditional practices and acceptable ways of life from modern and common sense beliefs.

(d) ÈTÒ ÌṢÈLÚ ÀTI ÀÀBÒ ÌLÚ

Candidates should focus on Egbẹ́ àti ọgbà, oyè jíjẹ́ àti àwọn íjòyẹ̀, ogun jíjà abbl.

After reading, candidates should be able to assess the functions and roles of individuals, chieftains, and groups in ensuring peace, stability and continuity of society.

(e) ÈTÒ ÌSÌNKÚ ÀTI OGÚN PÍNPÍN

Candidates should focus on Òkú àgbà, òkú ọ̀ fọ́, òkú òòṣà, ìtúfọ̀, ilẹ̀ òkú gbígbẹ́, ìdí igi, mọ̀lẹ́bí, bàbá ìsìnkú abbl

After reading, candidates should be able to: 

i. distinguish between traditional practices; and
ii. relate them to funerals and inheritance.

(f) ÈTÒ ÌWÒSÀN

Candidates should focus on Ìtọ́jú aláìsàn, ìtọ́jú àti ìgbẹ̀bí aboyún, abbl.

After reading, candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the best way of using the appropriate health care practices.

(g) ERÉ ÌDÁRAYÁ

Candidates should focus on: 

(A) Eré òṣùpa – àlọ́, bojúbojú abbl; and
(B) Eré ojúmọmọ – ìjàkadì, ayò, òkòtó, àrín abbl.

After reading, candidates should be able to: 

i. identify types of Yorùbá traditional games;
ii. identify rules and regulations guiding each game; and
iii. mention values derived from each game.

(h) ÌRANRA-ẸNI-LỌ́WỌ́

Candidates should focus on Ààró,ẹ̀bẹ̀sẹ́, owó yíyá, abbl.

After reading, candidates should be able to examine various ways of benefiting from communal relationships.

(i) IṢẸ́ ÀBÍNIBÍ ÀTI OÚNJẸ ILẸ̀ YORÙBÁ

Candidates should focus on 

(A) Iṣẹ́-àgbẹ̀ ìṣọ̀nà, ìlù lílù abbl; and
(B) Oúnje – àbàrí, iyán, ẹ̀wà abbl.

After reading, candidates should be able to: 

i. demonstrate adequate knowledge of the various traditional professions;
ii. compare various traditional professions;
iii. demonstrate knowledge of preparing each type of Yorùbá food; and
iv. mention nutritional values of each food.

(j) ÒǸKÀ YORÙBÁ

Candidates should focus on Oókan títí dé ọ̀kẹ́ kan (1-20,000).

After reading, candidates should be able to 

i. count in Yorùbá numerals; and
ii. apply addition, deduction and division methods in Yorùbá

(2) LANGUAGE

This topic has 6 sub-topics. They are

(a) COMPREHENSION

Candidates should focus on:

(A) Prose
(B) Verse

After reading, candidates should be able to: 

i. identify central issues in a passage and draw appropriate conclusions;
ii. determine basic assumptions and express ideas;
iii. identify the meanings and functions of given phrases and sentences.

(b) CURRENT ORTHOGRAPHY

After reading, candidates should be able to present ideas in acceptable written form.

(c) ESSAY WRITING

After reading, candidates should be able to 

i. identify different types of essay; and
ii. apply different types of techniques associated with each type.

(d) GRAMMAR

Candidates should focus on:

(A) Morphology – Word-formation;
(B) Loan-word integration;
(C) Word classes – nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, conjunctions, prepositions, etc.;
(D) Phrases and clauses – types and functions;
(E) Sentences – types, structures and functions; and
(F) Grammatical categories – tense and aspects.

After reading, candidates should be able to: 

i. demonstrate good knowledge of word derivation;
ii. demonstrate knowledge of word adoption;
iii. identify the appropriate class a word belongs to;
iv. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Yorùbá syntax;
v. identify the types structures and functions of sentences; and
vi. demonstrate good knowledge of non-lexical items.

(e) SOUND SYSTEM

Candidates should focus on: 

(A) Production of sounds (consonants and vowels)
(B) Tones and tone change;
(C) Syllable structure; and
(D) Sound processes, co-vowel occurrence, elision and deletion, etc.

After reading, candidates should be able to: 

ia. identify organs of speech and speech sounds;
ib. determine their correct usages;
ii. detect linguistic errors (pronunciations and wrong usages);
iii. determine the syllable components of words;
iv. demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles underlying the relationship between sounds;
v. demonstrate knowledge of word adaption.

(f) TRANSLATION

After reading, candidates should be able to interpret sentences and ideas in accordance with acceptable principles.

(iii) LITERATURE

This topic has just 2 sub-topics. They are:

(a) ORAL LITERATURE

Candidates should focus on 

(A) Prose:

  1. Àkójọpọ̀ Àlọ́ Àpagbè by Amọo, A. (2010).

(B) Poetry:

  1. Àwọn Oríkì Orílẹ̀ Mẹ́tàdínlọ́gbọ̀n by Babalọla, A. (2001).

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. identify central issues, problems, and the component parts of an idea presented in a work; and
ii. draw appropriate conclusions.
iii. deduce logical inferences from abstract relations of components of an idea in a work; and
iv. identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the poem.

(b) WRITTEN LITERATURE

Candidates should focus on:

(A) Prose:

Ìgbẹ̀yìn L’aláyò N Ta by Ajéwọlé, O. (2005)

(B) Poetry:
Ìyá Àtàtà by Fádíyà, O. (2008).

(C) Drama:
Ègún Orí Ìkúnlẹ̀ by Tẹ̀ là, L. (2007).

After reading, candidates should be able to: 

  1. demonstrate good knowledge of ideas in works of art;
  2. draw moral lessons from the text;
  3. identify the narrative techniques in the text; and
  4. identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the text.
  5. deduce the import of written works of art and genres; and
  6. identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the poem.
  7. identify the central theme of works;
  8. interpret same in accordance with acceptable principles of the society;
  9. identify types of drama;
  10. identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the drama; and
  11. extract the narrative techniques in the drama.

JAMB APPROVED BOOKS FOR YORUBA

Below are other recommended text-books for candidates who will write Yoruba in UTME. The title of the books are in bold.

LANGUAGE

  1. Àròkọ àti Aáyan Ò gbufọ̀ BY Abíọ́dún, J. (1995).
  2. Exam Focus – Yorùbá Language for WASSCE/ SSCE BY Adéwọlé, L. O. (et al) (2000).
  3. Essentials of Yorùbá  Grammar by Awóbùlúyì, O. (1978).
  4. Yorùbá Metalanguage (Èdè-Ìperí Yorùbá) Vol. II by Awóbùlúyì, O. (ed.) (1990).
  5. Ẹ̀ kọ́ Ìṣẹ̀dá-Ọ̀ rọ̀ Yorùbá BY Awóbùlúyì, O. (2008)..
  6. Ẹ̀ kọ́ Gírámà È dè Yorùbá BY Awóbùlúyì, O. (2013).
  7. Ìwé Ìmọ́dọ̀tun Yorùbá SSI – SSIII BY Babalọlá, A. (ed.) (1991).
  8. Yorùbá Metalanguage (È dè-Ìperí Yorùbá)  Vol. 1 BY Bámgbóṣé,O.(ed.) (1984).
  9. Fọnọ́lọ́jì àti Gírámà Yorùbá BY Bámgbóṣé, A. (1990).
  10. Ẹ̀ kọ́-È dè Yorùbá Ò de-òní SSI – SSIII BY Mustapha, O. (ed.) (1988).
  11. Ẹ̀ kọ́-È dè Yorùbá Titun SSI–SSIII BY Mustapha, O. (ed.) (1991).
  12. Ìwé Ìgbáradì fún Ìdánwó Yorùbá BY Ọdẹ́tókun, A. (et al) (2005).
  13. Ìjìnlẹ̀ Ìtúpalẹ̀ Èdè Yorùbá (1) Fónẹ́tíìkì àti Fọnọ́lọ́jì BY Owólabí, K. (1989).
  14. Countdown WASSCE/SSCE, NECO, JME (Ìwé Ìgbáràdi fún Ìdánwò Àṣekágbá Yorùbá) BY Owólabí, O. (et al) (1999).
  15. Ìjìnlẹ̀ Fọnọ́lọ́jì àti Gírámà  È dè Yorùbá by Ọyádèyí, O. (1998).

LITERATURE

All the prescribed texts are reflected under literature (as a topic).

CULTURE

  1. Àṣà àti Ìṣe Yorùbá BY Adéoyè, C. L. (1979).
  2. Ìgbàgbọ́ àti Ẹ̀ sìn Yorùbá BY Adéoyè, C. L. (1985).
  3. À kójọpọ̀ Ìwádìí Ìjìnlẹ̀ Àṣà Yorùbá Ládéĺé, T. A. (et al) (1986).

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JAMB Syllabus for Music 2021: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Syllabus for Music. This is the 2021 Updated and Official Syllabus.

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In this page, Allschool will show you the JAMB Syllabus for Music. We will also show you the list of recommended JAMB Syllabus for Music.

You can as well download the PDF of this JAMB Syllabus for Music (you can get the download link before the list of approved text books for Music).

The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Music is to prepare the candidates
for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test their achievement of the course objectives which are to:

  1. appreciate and discuss music fairly and critically;
  2. identify, through written/aural analysis, the features of the music of different periods of Western and
    African music theory history, peoples, its forms and the media;
  3. appreciate the influence of socio-cultural and technological factors on the lives and music of musicians.
  4. attain a sound musical basis for further learning at the tertiary level.

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The syllabus is broadly covers topics from:

  1. COMPARATIVE MUSIC STUDIES
  2. ELEMENTARY HARMONY
  3. HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF AFRICAN MUSIC
  4. HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF WESTERN MUSIC
  5. RUDIMENTS OF MUSIC

Now the detailed topics, area of focus and what candidates are expected to know after reading each topic…

(a) COMPARATIVE MUSIC STUDIES

This topic has three sub-topics. They are

(i) AN OVERVIEWS OF THE FOLLOWING BLACK MUSICIANS (COMPOSERS, PERFORMERS, ETC) IN THE DIASPORA

Candidates should focus on: Mighty Sparrow, James Brown, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, R. Kelly, Lorrinan Hill, Kirk Franklin, Tupac Shakur, Shabba Ranks, Quincy Jones, Boyz II Men, Sean Paul, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Brandy, Usher, Kevin Lyttle, Bobby Brown, M. C. Hammer, L. L. Cool J., Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy, Mary J. Blige, Jay Z, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Neo, Rihanna etc.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. identify the musicians in the diaspora.
ii. assess their musical influence on the global society.

(ii) MUSICAL GENRES

Candidates should focus on: Forms to be examined include negro spiritual, gospel music, jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, calypso, rock -n-roll, reggae, afro-beat, tango, rap, chachacha, bolere, twist, hip-hop, etc.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. identify the various forms of musical genres.
ii. trace the origins of the musical genres.

(iii) THE SPIRIT OF NATIONALISM IN NIGERIAN MUSIC

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. identify some of the features and materials used by nationalist composers to create, project and sustain cultural and patriotic awareness.
ii. assess their roles in Nigerian nationalism.

(b) ELEMENTARY HARMONY

This topic has seven (7) sub-topics. They are:

(i) BASIC CHORD PROGRESSIONS IN FOUR PART VOCAL STYLE (SATB) IN MAJOR KEYS NOT EXCEEDING TWO SHARPS AND TWO FLATS

Candidates should focus on:

(a) Basic chord progressions in four part vocal style (SATB) in major keys NOT exceeding two sharps and two flats.
(b) Dominant 7th chord in root position only.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. determine the basic chord progressions in a music passage.
ii. Recognize the dominant 7th chord.

(ii) CADENCES IN MAJOR KEYS NOT EXCEEDING TWO SHARPS AND TWO FLATS

Candidates should focus on:

(a) Perfect / full close cadence.
(b) Imperfect / half close / semi cadence.
(c) Plagal / Amen cadence.
(d) Interrupted / deceptive / evaded / surprise cadence.

After reading, candidates should be able to: identify the various types of cadences in a musical score.

(iii) ELEMENTARY COMPOSITION

Candidates should focus on:

(a) Setting of words to written melody.
(b) Recognition of suitable answers to given musical phrases.

After reading, candidates should be able to identify suitable melody to given words, compatible and balanced (parallel or contrasting) phrases.

(iv) KINDS OF MOTIONS

Candidates should focus on: Parallel, similar, contrary and oblique.

After reading, candidates should be able to identify the various kinds of motion in a musical passage.

(v) MODULATION

Candidates should focus on: Simple diatonic modulations (using a single melodic line) from any given major key NOT exceeding two sharps and two flats to any of its closely related keys (dominant and subdominant).

After reading, candidates should be able to determine the key of a given melody and its modulation.

(vi) NON-HARMONIC TONES/NON-CHORD TONES

Candidates should focus on:

(a) Neighboring tones/auxiliary notes.
(b) Passing tones/notes.

After reading, candidates should be able to: relate harmonic or non-harmonic tones to the chords with which they are associated.

(vii) TRIADS AND THEIR INVERSIONS IN MAJOR/MINOR KEYS, NOT EXCEEDING TWO SHARPS AND TWO FLATS

Candidates should focus on:

(a) Primary triads in major keys.
(b) Secondary triads in major keys.

NOTE A: CHORD INDICATIONS
(i) Major triads are indicated with capital Roman numerals e.g. I.
(ii) Minor triads are indicated with small Roman numerals e.g. ii.
(iii) Diminished triads are indicated with small Roman numerals with a “o” sign, e.g. viio.
(iv) Augmented triads are indicated with capital numerals with a “+”, e.g III+.

NOTE B:
(i) In any major scale, major triads are I, IV and V.
(ii) Minor triads are ii, iii and vi.
(iii) Diminished triad is viio

NOTE C:
(i) In any harmonic minor, minor triads are I and iv.
(ii) Major triads are V and VI.
(iii) Diminished triads are iio and viio.
(vi) Augmented triad is III+.

NOTE D:
(i) Primary triads are I, IV and V in major scales but I, iv and V in harmonic minor scales.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. identify triads.
ii. compare types of triads.
iii. determine the use of triads.

(c) HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF AFRICAN MUSIC

This topic has 6 sub-topics. Viz:

(i) EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICAN POPULAR MUSIC

Candidates should focus on: Highlife, Afro-beat, Fuji, Apala, Reggae, Makosa, Ikwokirikwo, Okukuseku, Ekassa, Akuko na egwu, Awurebe, Waka, Hiplife, Hip-hop, Juju etc.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. differentiate one musical genre from another.
ii. examine their influence on society.

(ii) GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE FEATURES AND FORMS OF NIGERIA TRANDITIONAL MUSICS AND OTHER ART

Candidates should focus on:

(i) Festivals: e.g. Osun, Ifa, Ogun, Ekpo, Ofala, Iri-ji (New Yam Festival), Ovia Osese, Mmanwu (Masquerade), Ila-Oso, Argungu (Fishing), Eyo/Adamu – Orisa, Gelede, 
(ii) Dances and other arts: Social, Ritual and Ceremonial e.g. Masquerade, Koroso, Atilogwu, Ikperikpe (War dance), Egedeege, Kwaghir, Agbon, Nkwa Umuagbogho, Bata, Bori, Swange, Dundun, Kokoma, Abigbo, Okonko, etc.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. Analyse the features and forms of Nigerian traditional music and the arts.
ii. Differentiate between the various types of festivals and dances.

(iii) INSTRUMENTS

Candidates should focus on:

Nigerian traditional musical instruments:

CLASSIFICATIONS:

(a) Aerophones:
(i) Kakaki, algaita, sarewa, pedete, obati, farai, kaho, imar, mongom, taluk, damalgo, etc.
(ii) Oja, opi, pipilo, odu, nnuk, ugene, ofiom, akpele, etc.
(iii) Ekutu, teremagbe, ayeteode, odikakora, etc.

(b) Chordophones:
(i) Goge, kukuma, komo, kwamsa, kuntigi, lasha, molo, garaya, gurmi, etc.
(ii) Une, ubo-akwara, etc.
(iii) Goje, molo, etc.

(c) Idiophones:
(i) Kundung, karawa, shantu, etc.
(ii) Oyo, ichaka, ogene, aja, ekpili, aja, ekwe, udu, ikoro, ngedegwu, okpokoro, ekere, mgbiligba, ikpo, alo, ubo-aka, etc.
(iii) Sekere, agogo, agidigbo, alo, oma, aro, ukuse, eromwon, etc.

(d) Membranophones:
(i) Ganga, tambari, taushi, banga, balle, kuntuku, kalangu, gangan-noma, tandu, etc.
(ii) Igba, nsing, ban yogume, emoba, etc.
(iii) Ipese, igbin, bata, bembe, gudugudu, kanango, dundun, agidigbo, gangan, etc.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. differentiate between the various types and classes of musical instruments.
ii. classify them into their categories.

(iv) KNOWLEDGE OF THE LIVE AND MUSIC OF THE FOLLOWING AFRICAN POPULAR MUSICIANS

Candidates should focus on:

A. NIGERIANS:
Bongos Ikwe, Oliver De Coque, Nelly Uchendu, Osita Osadebe, Bright Chimezie, Bobby Benson, Victor Uwaifo, Sonny Okosun, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, I. K. Dairo, Victor Olaiya, Ebenezer Obey, Sunny Ade, Fatai Rolling Dollar, Bala Miller, Alhaji Uba Rawa, Zaaki Adzee, 2Face, PSquare, Djnee, Paul Play Dairo, Eedris Abdulkareem, D’Banj, Sunni Neji, Lagbaja, Zule Zoo, Daddy Showkey, Majek Fashek, Ras Kimono, Jeremiah Gyang, Flavour, Olamide, M.I, Iyanya, Wizkid, Davido, Omawunmi, Lara George, Sola Allynson, Ara, Asa, Onyeka Onwenu, Christy Essien-Igbokwe, Nasir Hausawa etc.

B. OTHER AFRICAN:
Manu Dibango, E. T. Mensah, Jerry Hansen, Kofi Olomide, Awilo Logomba, Papa Wemba, Salif Kaita, Angelina Kidgo, Lucky Dube, Yvonne Chakachaka, Brenda Fasie, Sarkodie etc.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. relate the musicians to the music they perform.
ii. trace their biographies.
iii. examine their type of music.
iv. assess their contributions to the development of music.

(v) KNOWLEDGE OF THE LIVES AND MUSIC OF THE FOLLOWING AFRICAN ART MUSICIANS

Candidates should focus on:

A.NIGERIANS:
W. W. C. Echezona, Laz Ekwueme, Sam Akpabot, Ikoli Harcourt Whyte, Joshua Uzoigwe, Mosun Omibiyi-Obidike, Tunji Vidal, Ademola Adegbite, Yemi Olaniyan, Ayo Bankole, Akin Euba, Sam Ojukwu, A. K. Achinivu, Bode Omojola, Felix Nwuba, Christopher Oyesiku, Dayo Dedeke, Adams Fiberesima, Dan Agu, Chris Onyeji, Godwin Sadoh, Meki Nzewi, etc.

B. OTHER AFRICANS:
Joseph S. Maison, N. Z. Nayo, J. H. Kwabena Nketia, Gymah Labi, Philip Gbeho, Ephraim Amu, C.K. Adom, A.A. Mensah, C.W.K. Mereku, etc.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. relate the musicians to the music they perform.
ii. trace their biographies.
iii. examine their type of music.
iv. assess their contributions to the development of music.

(vi) NIGERIAN FOLKSONGS, TYPES, FORMS AND CHARACTERISTICS

Candidates should focus on:

(a) Types: cradle, folk-tales, games, war, satirical, dirges/funeral, elegies, historical, masquerade, praise and work song, etc.
(b) Forms: call and response, strophic, through – composed, etc.
(c) Characteristics:
(i) Vocal styles: recitative, yodeling, ululation, incantation, heaving, whistling, etc.
(ii) Scales/modes: tritonic, tetratonic, pentatonic, hexatonic etc.
(iii) Metre/Rhythm: Metric and non-metric, polymetric, cross rhythm, syncopation, hemiola, polyrhythm, etc.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. identify various folksongs and their types.
ii. define and compare their forms and features.

(d) HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF WESTERN MUSIC

This topic has just three sub-topics. They are:

(i) COMPOSERS

Candidates should focus on Palestrina, Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell, J.S. Bach, G. F. Handel, W. A. Mozart, Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Frederic Chopin, etc.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. identify the composers.
ii. assess their contributions.

(ii) HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF WESTERN MUSIC STYLES IN RESPECT OF THE PERIODS

Candidates should focus on:

(a) Medieval/Middle Age – 800 – 1400.
(b) Renaissance period – 1400 – 1600.
(c) Baroque period – 1600 – 1750.
(d) Classical period – 1750 – 1820.
(e) Romantic period – 1820 – 19

After reading, candidates should be able to Trace the stages of the development of western musical practice from the medieval to the end of the romantic period.

(iii) MUSIC FORMS AND MEDIA

Candidates should focus on:

(i) Binary, Ternary, Rondo, Sonata Allegro, Dance Suite, Canon, Free Fantasia, Theme and variation, etc.
(ii) Orchestral and Band instruments and classifications.
(iii) The human voice (its types, ranges and qualities).
(iv) Keyboard Instruments – the organ, piano and electronic keyboard, e.t.c.
(v) Knowledge of the following instruments: Ukulele, banjo, guitar, mandoline, harp, accordion, xylophone, marimba, etc.
(vi) Computer Music Technology: software (Finale, Sibelius, Cubase, Reason, Sound Forge Nero), tuning fork, pitch pipe etc.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. identify the general forms and various types of instruments in Western music.
ii. relate music to modern technology.

(e) RUDIMENTS OF MUSIC

This topic has eight (8) sub-topics.

(i) A-KEY SIGNATURES AND SCALES

Candidates should focus on:

(a) Technical names of the various degrees of the scale.
(b) Diatonic major/minor (natural, harmonic and melodic).
(c) Chromatic scales.
(d) Determination of the key of a piece of music with or without key signature NOT exceeding two sharps and two flats.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. ascertain names of the various degrees of the diatonic scales.
ii. identify simple scale passages with or without key signature.

(ii) DEFINITION OF SIMPLE MUSICAL TERMS, SIGNS AND ABBREVIATIONS

After reading, candidates should be able to: interpret simple musical signs and terms.

(iii) INTERVALS

Candidates should focus on:

a. Recognition of diatonic / chromatic intervals and their inversions (e.g. perfect unison, perfect 4th, perfect 5th, perfect 8ve), major/minor 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th, diminished 5th and augmented 4th.
b. Recognition of consonant and dissonant intervals.

After reading, candidates should be able to determine different qualities of intervals (melodic and harmonic).

(iv) KEYBOARD SETTING, ENHARMONIC EQUIVALENTS AND ACCIDENTAL

Candidates should focus on:

(a) Keyboard setting and enharmonic equivalents.
(b) Accidentals.

After reading, candidates should be able to: identify the names of the white and black keys and their relationship, e.g. (C sharp = Db = Bx).

(v) MUSIC NOTES / RESTS AND THEIR CORRESPONDING VALUES

After reading, candidates should be able to: Determine the relative duration of different notes and rests.

(vi) THE STAFF

Candidates should focus on:

(a) The great staff.
(b) Ledger lines and spaces.
(c) Open score (vocal score). 
(d) C clef, alto (viola clef) and tenor clef.

After reading, candidates should be able to:  Identify all the components of the staff and their application.

(vii) TIME/TIME SIGNATURE

Candidates should focus on: (Simple and compound time signatures), the correct grouping of notes and barring of unbarred passages.

After reading, candidates should be able to: Interpret varied rhythmic patterns in monotone.

(viii) TRANSCRIPTION OF MUSIC FROM STAFF INTO TONIC SOLFA NOTATION AND VICE-VERSA

Candidates should focus on:

(a) Transcription of music from staff into tonic solfa notation and vice-versa.
(b) Transposition using the treble (G) and bass (F) staves NOT exceeding two sharps and two flats.

After reading, candidates should be able to:

i. read music in any given notation.
ii. rewrite a music passage on a given stave.

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JAMB APPROVED BOOKS FOR MUSIC

Below are the recommended text-books for candidates who will write Music in UTME. The title of the books are in bold.

  1. Akpabot, S. E. (1986) Foundation of Nigerian Traditional Music, Ibadan: Spectrum.
  2. Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (1958) Rudiments and Theory of Music, London.
  3. Cole, W. (1969) The Form of Music, London: The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
  4. Echezona, W. W. C. (1981) Nigerian Musical Instruments, Enugu: Apollo Publishing Ltd.
  5. Ekwueme, L. (1993) Choir Training and Choral Conducting for Africans, Lagos: Lenaus Advertising and Publishing Company.
  6. Holst, I. (1963) An ABC of Music, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  7. Hosier, (1961) Instruments of the Orchestra, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  8. Hunt, R. (1960) Elements of Music.
  9. Inanga, A. (1993) Music for Secondary Schools Vols. I and II, Ibadan: Spectrum.
  10. Kamien, R. (1990) Music: An Appreciation, London: McGraw – Hill Publishing Company.
  11. Kennedy, M. (1985) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music, (Third Edition), London: Oxford University Press.
  12. Kitson, C. H. (1978) Elementary Harmony Book 2, London: Oxford University Press.
  13. Kofoworola, Z. O. And Lateef, Y. (1987) Hausa performing Arts and Music, Lagos: Nigeria Magazine.
  14. Lovelock, W. (1953) A Concise History of Music, London: Bell and Hyman.
  15. Lovelock, W.(1996) The Rudiments of Music, London. G. Bell and sons Limited.
  16. Machlis, J. (1977) The Enjoyment of Music, New York: W. W. Norton.
  17. Mensah, A. A. (Undated) Folksongs for Schools, Accra.
  18. Morris, R. O. (1974) The Oxford Harmony, Vol. I, London: Oxford University Press.
  19. Nketia, J. H. (1974) African Music, New York: W. W. Norton Company.
  20. Palmer, K. (1965) Teach Yourself Music, London: The English University Press Limited.
  21. Reed, H. O. (1954) Basic Music: A Basic Theory Text, New York:, N. Y. Mills Music Inc.
  22. Taylor, E. (1989) The Guide to Music Theory, London: The Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music.
  23. Warburton, A. O. (1955) Graded Music Course for Schools, Books I – III, London: Longman.

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JAMB Syllabus for Mathematics | 2021 Official Version

JAMB Syllabus for Mathematics: The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Syllabus for Mathematics for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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jamb syllabus for mathematics

AllSchool is pleased to present the 2021 JAMB Mathematics Syllabus for UTME candidates. This JAMB syllabus for mathematics will assist concerned candidates prepare adequately for the upcoming examination.

We can assure that if you are able to read, understand and digest the topics below, then you will score at least 90/100 in Mathematics. This is achievable but you must prepare. Not just read anything, read the topics that matters. Preparing with the the adequate materials/books. Yes prepare with the JAMB syllabus for mathematics.

JAMB Syllabus is a place where JAMB lists out all the topics, sub-topics and textbooks candidates needs for the preparation of a particular subject. 

Aside scoring above 90/100 in JAMB when you prepare with the JAMB syllabus, most universities, polytechnics and College of Education uses this syllabus in setting their post utme questions. This implies that since you will score above 90 in JAMB, then you will definitely score above 90% in your post utme, hence, you will get admission.

What you need do now is don’t procrastinate, pick your textbook now and start reading the topics and sub-topic. 

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Summary of the JAMB Syllabus for Mathematics

In this JAMB/UTME syllabus for mathematics, their are five broad topics and twenty-three (23) sub-topics.  Below are the detailed topics and sub-topics of the JAMB syllabus The topic starts with Algebra and ends with statistics.

Now lets start list out the topics and sub-topics

1. ALGEBRA

Like we said earlier, this is the first topic you have to read. Under this topic are 6 sub-topics. They are;

  1. POLYNOMIALS
  2. INEQUALITIES
  3. MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS
  4. PROGRESSION
  5. VARIATION
  6. BINARY OPERATIONS

2. CALCULUS

This is the second topic in the Mathematics syllabus. It has only three sub-topics which include;

  1. DIFFERENTIATION
  2. INTEGRATION
  3. APPLICATION OF DIFFERENTIATION

3. GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY

This is the third topic in the jamb syllabus for mathematics. It has 5 sub-topics which include;

  • COORDINATE GEOMETRY
  • EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY
  • LOCI
  • TRIGONOMETRY
  • MENSURATION

4. NUMBER AND NUMERATION

This is the forth topic in the JAMB mathematics syllabus. It has four easy sub-topics, they include;

  • FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, APPROXIMATION AND PERCENTAGES
  • INDICES, LOGARITHMS AND SURDS
  • SETS
  • NUMBER BASES

5. STATISTICS

Finally this is the final topic in the JAMB mathematics syllabus. It consist of five sub-topics. The sub-topics includes;

  • MEASURES OF DISPERSION
  • MEASURES OF LOCATION
  • PERMUTATION AND COMBINATION
  • PROBABILITY
  • REPRESENTATION OF DATA

That’s all the topics and sub-topics you need to read if you want to score 90+ in Mathematics. It is no joke, it’s possible just believe. Prepare hard and pray. Please don’t forget to play a little.

UTME / JAMB Approved Textbooks for Mathematics

  1. Distinction in Mathematics: Comprehensive Revision Text, (3rd Edition) by Adelodun A. A.
  2. Basic Mathematics for Senior Secondary Schools and Remedial Students in Higher/ institutions, by Anyebe, J. A. B.
  3. New General Mathematics for West Africa SSS 1 to 3, by Channon, J. B. Smith, A. M.
  4. New School Mathematics for Senior Secondary Schools, by David –Osuagwu, M. et al.
  5. Further Mathematics, Onitsha: by Egbe. E et al (2000).
  6. Agebra and Calculus for Schools and Colleges: by Ibude, S. O. et al.
  7. Further Mathematics Project Books 1 to 3, by Tuttuh – Adegun M. R. et al.
  8. Pass at Once JAMB. by Wisdomline

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JAMB Syllabus for Literature in English | 2021 Official Version

JAMB Syllabus for Literature-in-English: The JAMB Syllabus for Literature in English for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

jamb syllabus for literature-in-English

jamb syllabus for literature-in-English

AllSchool is pleased to present the 2021 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Literature-in-English Syllabus for UTME candidates. This JAMB syllabus for Literature-in-English will assist concerned candidates prepare adequately for the upcoming examination.

JAMB Syllabus is a place where JAMB lists out all the topics, sub-topics and textbooks candidates needs for the preparation of a particular subject. In this page, we will sharing with you the Literature in English Syllabus. We will also share with you the recommended prose, poets, drama and anthologies.

We can assure that if you are able to read, understand and digest the topics below, then you will score at least 90/100 in Literature in English. This is achievable but you must prepare. Not just read anything, read the topics that matters. Preparing with the the adequate materials/books. Yes prepare with the JAMB syllabus for Literature-in-English 

Aside scoring above 90/100 in JAMB when you prepare with the JAMB syllabus, most universities, polytechnics and College of Education uses this syllabus in setting their post utme questions. This implies that since you will score above 90 in JAMB, then you will definitely score above 90% in your post utme, hence, you will get admission.

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Summary of the JAMB Syllabus for Literature in English

AllSchool is pleased to inform all students preparing to write Literature and English in UTME that though you only have five topics/subtopics, there are much to read.  They are;

1. DRAMA

This is the first topic/sub-topic. The JAMB approved drama books for literature in English below;

JAMB approved drama books for literature in English

  1. Harvest of Corruption by Frank Ogodo Ogbeche (An African Drama)
  2. Othello by William Shakespeare (A Non-African Drama) 

After reading the topic, make sure you are able to;

  1. Identify the various types of drama.
  2. Analyse the contents of the various types of drama.
  3. Compare and contrast the features of different dramatic types.
  4. Demonstrate adequate knowledge of dramatic techniques used in each prescribed text.
  5. Differentiate between styles of selected playwrights.
  6. Determine the theme of any prescribed text.
  7. Identify the plot of the play.
  8. Apply the lessons of the play to everyday living.
  9. Identify the spatial and temporal setting of the play.

2. GENERAL LITERARY PRINCIPLES

This is the second topic/sub-topic. After reading this topic, make sure you are able to;

  1. identify literary terms in drama, prose and poetry.
  2. identify the general principles of Literature.
  3. differentiate between literary terms and principles.
  4. Use literary terms appropriately.

3. LITERARY APPRECIATION

This is the third topic/subtopic in the JAMB syllabus for Literature in English. The content of this topic will be gotten from Unseen passages/extracts from Drama, Prose and Poetry. This implies you must have read the recommended books for the poetry, drama and prose. After-which, make sure you are able to;

  1. determine literary devices used in a given passage/extract.
  2. provide a meaningful inter-pretation of the given passage/extract.
  3. Relate the extract to true life experiences.

4. POETRY

This is the 4th topic/sub-topic. Here you have to read the recommend poets books see them below;

Approved JAMB Poets for literature in English

The JAMB approved Poetry books for literature in English are listed below. The first six poets books are African while the remaining four are Non-Africans;

  1. Vanity by Birago Diop
  2. Ambush by Gbemisola Adeoti
  3. Piano and Drums by Gabriel Okara
  4. The Dining Table by Gbanabam Hallowell
  5. The Panic of Growing Older by Lenrie Peter
  6. The Anvil and the Hammer by Kofi Awoonor
  7. Crossing the Bar by Alfred Tennyson
  8. The Pulley by  George Herbert
  9. The School Boy by William Blake
  10. The Proud King by  William Morris

After reading the topic and the poets, make sure you are able to;

  1. identify different types of poetry.
  2. compare and contrast the features of different poetic types.
  3. determine the devices used by various poets.
  4. show how poetic devices are used for aesthetic effect in each poem.
  5. deduce the poet’s preoccupation from the poem.
  6. appraise poetry as an art with moral values.
  7. Apply the lessons from the poem to real life situations.

5. PROSE

This is the last topic you will read. While reading the topic, make sure you read the types, narrative devices and textual devices of prose. You also have to read some prose books which are approved by JAMB.

Prose Books for literature in English Approved by JAMB

The prose boos are;

  1. Faceless by Amma Darko (An African Prose)
  2. Native Son by Richard Wright (A Non-African Prose)

After reading prose as a topics and the recommended prose books, make sure you are able to;

  1. differentiate between types of prose.
  2. identify the category that each prescribed text belongs to.
  3. analyse the components of each type of prose.
  4.  identify the narrative techniques used in each of the prescribed texts.
  5. determine an author’s narrative style.
  6. distinguish between one type of character from another.
  7. determine the thematic pre-occupation of the author of the prescribed text.
  8. indicate the plot of the novel; identify the temporal and spatial setting of the novel.
  9. identify the temporal and spatial setting of the novel.
  10. relate the prescribed text to real life situations.

JAMB Approved Recommended Anthologies for UTME

An Anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler. It may be a collection of poems, short stories, plays, songs, or excerpts [source]. Below are the anthologies candidates writing Lit-in-Eng should read in preparation of the UTME. They are;

  1. Naked Soles, by Gbemisola, A
  2. The Penguin Book of English Verse by Hayward, J
  3. New Poetry from Africa, Ibadan by Johnson, R
  4. Oxford Anthology of English Literature,Vol. II, by Kermode, F
  5. West African Verse, by Nwoga D
  6. A Selection of African Poetry, by Senanu, K. E. and Vincent, T
  7. Poems of Black Africa, by Soyinka, W

Approved Critical texts for Literature in English

The critical texts for literature in English are just three. They include

  1. A Glossary of Literary Terms, (4th Edition) by Abrams, M. H
  2. A Dictionary of Literature, by Emeaba, O. E
  3. Understanding Unseen, An Introduction to English Poetry and English Novel for Overseas Students, by Murphy, M. J.

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