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JAMB: New Literature Syllabus

Last updated on January 28th, 2022 at 03:15 pm

Jamb New Literature Syllabus: Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has changed the literature texts for Literature and the four language subjects. The four language subjects are Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Arabic (Not Islamic Studies)

The changes will come into play in the upcoming exam, 2022 UTME. The early introduced texts are

However, these changes would take effect from the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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Jamb new literature syllabus

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  • Prose (zube) Turmin Danya
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  • Drama (wasan kwaikwayo) Abin Da Kamar Wuya

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  • Prose(iduuazi) Chinedu Ofomata (2009). Enugu: Format Publishing LTD.
  • Poetry (Abu) Nolue Emenanjo. . Onitisha: Evans Brothers.
  • Drama (Ejije) Odunke Artists (1981). . Ibadan: U.P.L.


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  • Look Back in Anger by John Osborne.
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  • Akojopo Alo Ijapa Apa Kin-in-ni by Adeboye Babalola (University Press Plc, Ibadan)
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However, with these updated Jamb New Syllabus texts, we hope we have provided enough answers to your research. If not, do well to read our article on Full Jamb Syllabus where you can also download.

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