Recommended Textbooks for Jamb, Waec and SSCE

Last updated on September 2nd, 2023 at 03:50 pm

This post will guide you about the recommended textbooks for Jamb, Waec, Neco and to keep in mind when studying for SSCE Exams like Jamb, Waec, Neco, Post Jamb and other international and national scholarship exams. 

It is important to note that some of these books are exclusively recommended by Waec, Jamb, Ministry of Education, Neco and other standard academic organization in Nigeria, while some are not. However, we have picked these textbooks across the web and selected the best. Therefore, our recommendations includes trusted books in conjunction with recommendations from the Ministry of Education, Jamb, Waec  among others. 

However, this post will cover recommended books for Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Government, Literature,  Economics, Commerce, Principles of Accounting in Jamb, Waec, Neco in pdf format. 

You can check bookshops to get these books for your use, however, many of them are also available in pdfs for quick download. To download them in pdfs, click here and search the page for the specific book you want.

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  • Anyebe, J. A. B (1998) Basic Mathematics for Senior Secondary Schools and Remedial Students in Higher/ institutions, Lagos: Kenny Moore.
  • David –Osuagwu, M. et al (2000) New School Mathematics for Senior Secondary Schools, Onitsha: Africana – FIRST Publishers.
  • Egbe. E et al (2000) Further Mathematics, Onitsha: Africana – FIRST Publishers.
  • Ibude, S. O. et al (2003) Algebra and Calculus for Schools and Colleges: LINCEL Publishers.

See also: English Lexis and Structure Textbook by Ayo Bamgbose

  • Attah, M. O. (2013) Practice in Spoken English for Intermediate and Advanced Learners, Maiduguri: University of Maiduguri Press
  • Banjo, A. et al (2004) New Oxford Secondary English Course Book Six for Senior Secondary Schools, Ibadan: UP Plc.
  • Caesar, O. J. (2003) Essential Oral English for Schools and Colleges, Lagos: Tonad Publishers Limited
  • Daniel Jones (2011) Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Elugbe, B. (2000) Oral English for Schools and Colleges, Ibadan: Heinemann
  • Idowu, O. O, Sogbeson, T. S, Adofo, A. K. Burgess, D. F and Burgess, L. J. (1998) Round-up English: A Complete Guide, Lagos: Longman
  • Idris, U. (2001) Oral English at Your Fingertips for Schools and Colleges, Lagos, M. Youngbrain Publishers
  • Igiligi, E. C. and Ogenyi, S. O. (2010)Grammar and Composition in the G.S.M. Age, Enugu: Joe Hills Production Services
  • Jauro, L. B. (2013) Oral English for Schools and Colleges: A teaching and Learning Approach, Yola: Paraclete Publishers.
  • Ogunsanwo, O. Duruaku, A. B.C, Ezechukwu, J and Nwachukwu, U. I (2005) Countdown English Language, (Revised Edition), Ibadan: Evans
  • Olatoye, S. (2006) The Silent Teacher, Ado-Ekiti: Segun and Sons Enterprises
  • Oluikpe, B. O. A, nnaemeka, B. A, Obah, T. Y, Otagburuagu, E. J. Onuigbo, S. and Ogbonna, E. A. (1998) Intensive English for Senior Secondary School 3, Onitsha: Africana – FIRST Publisher.
  • Tomori, S. H. O (2000) Objective Tests for School Certificate english: Practice in Lexis, Structure and idiom (Reprinted Edition), Ibadan: Heinemann
  • Ukwuegbu, C, Okoro, O., Idris, A. U., Okebukola, F. O. and Owokade, C. O. (2002) Catch-up English for SSCE/UME, Ibadan: Heinemann

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  • Ike E.E (2014) Essential Principles of Physics, Jos ENIC publishers
  • Ike E.E (2014) Numerical Problems and Solutions in Physics, Jos ENIC publishers
  • Nelson M. (1977) Fundamentals of Physics, Great Britain, Hart Davis Education
  • Nelson M. and Parker. (1989) Advance Level Physics, (Sixth Edition) Heinemann
  • Olumuyionwa A. and Ogunkoya O. O (1992) Comprehensive Certificate Physics, Ibadan: University Press Plc.
  • Senior Secondary Chemistry, Bajah, S.T.; Teibo, B. O., Onwu, G.; and Obikwere, A. Book 1 (1999), Books 2 and 3 (2000). Lagos: Longman.
  • Understanding Chemistry for Schools and Colleges, Ojokuku, G. O. (2012, Revised Edition), Zaria: Press-On Chemresources.
  • Essential: Chemistry for Senior Secondary Schools, (2008), 2nd Edition, I. A. Odesina, Lagos: Tonad Publishers Limited.
  • Countdown to WASSCE/SSCE, NECO, JME Chemistry, Uche, I. O.; Adenuga, I. J. and Iwuagwu, S. L. (2003). Ibadan: Evans.

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  • Ndu, F.O. C. Ndu, Abun A. and Aina J.O. (2001) Senior Secondary School Biology: Books 1 -3, Lagos: Longman
  • Odunfa, S.A. (2001) Essential of Biology, Ibadan: Heinemann
  • Oguniyi M.B. Adebisi A.A. and Okojie J.A. (2000) Biology for Senior Secondary Schools: Books 1 – 3, Macmillan
  • Stan. (2004) Biology for Senior Secondary Schools. Revised Edition, Ibadan: Heinemann
  • Stone R.H. and Cozens, A.B.C. (1982) Biology for West African Schools. Longman
  • Usua, E.J. (1997) Handbook of practical Biology 2nd Edition, University Press, Limited

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  • Appadorai, A. (1978) The Substance of Politics, London: Oxford University Press.
  • Ball, A. R. (1983) Modern Politics and Government, London: Macmillan.
  • Ofoegbu, R. (1977) Government for the Certificate Year, London: George Allen and Unwin.
  • Olawale, J. B (1987) New Topics on Ordinary Level Government, Ilesha: Jola Publishing.
  • Oyediran, O. Nwosu, H., Takaya, B., Anifowoshe, R., Femi, B., Godwill, O. and Adigun, A. (1990) Government for Senior Secondary Schools, Books 1, 2 and 3, Ibadan: Longman.
  • Oyovbaire, S., Oguna, A. E. C., Amucheazi, E. C., Coker, H. o. and Oshuntuyi, O. (2001) Countdown to Senior Secondary Certificate Examination: Government, Ibadan: Evans.

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  1. Drama:
    1. African:
    2. Frank Ogodo Ogbeche : Harvest of Corruption

Non African:

  1. William Shakespeare : Othello
  2. Prose:

            African:

  1. Amma Darko : Faceless

Non-African:

  1. Richard Wright : Native Son
  2.  Poetry:

African:

  1. Birago Diop : Vanity
  2. Gbemisola Adeoti : Ambush
  3. Gabriel Okara : Piano and Drums
  4. Gbanabam Hallowell : The Dining Table
  5. Lenrie Peter : The Panic of Growing Older
  6. Kofi Awoonor : The Anvil and the Hammer

Non African:

  1. Alfred Tennyson : Crossing the Bar
  2. George Herbert : The Pulley
  3. William Blake : The School Boy
  4. William Morris : The Proud King
  5. ANTHOLOGIES
  • Gbemisola, A. (2005) Naked Soles, Ibadan: Kraft
  • Hayward, J. (ed.) (1968) The Penguin Book of English Verse, London Penguin
  • Johnson, R. et al (eds.) (1996) New Poetry from Africa, Ibadan: UP Plc
  • Kermode, F. et al (1964) Oxford Anthology of English Literature, Vol. II, London: OUP
  • Nwoga D. (ed.) (1967) West African Verse, London: Longman
  • Parker, E.W. (ed.) (1980) A Pageant of Longer Poems London: Longman
  • Senanu, K. E. and Vincent, T. (eds.) (1993) A Selection of African Poetry, Lagos: Longman
  • Soyinka, W. (ed.) (1987) Poems of Black Africa, Ibadan: Heinemann
  1. CRITICAL TEXTS
    • Abrams, M. H. (1981) A Glossary of Literary Terms, (4th Edition) New York, Holt Rinehalt and Winston
    • Emeaba, O. E. (1982) A Dictionary of Literature, Aba: Inteks Press
    • Murphy, M. J. (1972) Understanding Unseen, An Introduction to English Poetry and English Novel for Overseas Students, George Allen and
    • Unwin Ltd. Jerry A. (2018) Sorters and Sortees Ibadan, Kraftgriots.
    • Jerry A. (2018) Specks In Our Eyes Ibadan, Kraftgriots
  1. TEXTBOOKS:
  • Aderinto, A.A et al (1996) Economics: Exam Focus, Ibadan: University Press Plc.
  • Analytical Economics Textbook Pdf
  • Black, J. (1997) Oxford Dictionary of Economics. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Eyiyere, D.O. (1980) Economics Made Easy, Benin City, Quality Publishers Ltd.
  • Fajana, F et al (1999) Countdown to SSCE/JME Economics Ibadan: Evans
  • Falodun, A.B. et al (1997) Round-up Economics, Lagos: Longman
  • Kountsoyiannis, A. (1979) Modern Microeconomics, London: Macmillan
  • Lipsey, R.G. (1997) An Introduction to Positive Economics, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Samuelson, P and Nordhaus, W. (1989) Economics, Singapore: McGraw-Hill
  • Udu E and Agu G.A. (2005) New System Economics: a Senior Secondary Course, Ibadan: Africana FIRST Publishers Ltd.
  • Wannacott and Wannacott (1979) Economics, New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Brownson-oton Richard (2010) What is Micro-Economics? Niky Printing and Publishing coy.

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  • Anderson, D. J. (1978) Commerce for West Africa, London: Macmillan.
  • Ahukannah, L. I. et al (1992) Commerce for Secondary Schools Onitsha: Africana – First Publishers.
  • Asaolu, A. and Igwe, P. M. (2005) New Syllabus Commerce for Secondary Schools Books 1 – 3 (Second Edition) Ibadan: Evans.
  • Babatunde, A. H. (1999) Handbook on Commerce for Schools and College, (First Edition), Global Publications.
  • Eriki, P. O. (1998) Working with Computer, Benin: Bofic Publishers.
  • French, C. S. (2000) Computer Science, (Fifth Edition), Britain: Ashford.
  • Ibru, G. M. (2004) Nigeria: The Promise of Tourism, Lagos: G.S.L. Publishing Limited.
  • Igwe, P. M. e tal (2004) Countdown to WASSCE/SSCE/NECO/JME Commerce, Ibadan: Evans.
  • James, A. F, et al (1996) Management, (Sixth Edition), New Delhi: Prentice Hall).
  • Nwachukwu, C. C. (1999) Management Theory and Practice, Onitsha: Africana – FIRST Publishers.
  • Odedokun, M. O. et al (1999) Commerce for Senior Secondary School, Books 1 – 3, Lagos: Longman.
  • Odoom, F. F. (1998) Commerce for Senior Secondary School, Books 1 – 3, Ibadan: Onibonoje.
  • Onifade, A. (2001) Management: Office Business Education, Abeokuta: KAPPCO.
  • Onifade, A. (2002) The Computer for Word Processing and Internet, Abeokuta: KAPPCO.
  • Onu, A. J. C. (2000) Marketing Today, Abuja: Precious Treasures Ltd.
  • Pallister, J. and Isaacs, A. (eds) (2002) A Dictionary of Business (Third Edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Ubaka, O. A., (2012), Commerce Simplifiedfor SSS 1 – 3, WAEC, NECO, JAMB & NABTEB EXAMS, Garki, Abuja: Andyson Millennium Concepts Ltd.
  • Abdullahi D. Z. (2014) Modern Financial Accounting, Husab Global Press Concept Ltd.
  • Adeifa O. Ajileye, J. O and Oluwasanna, R. O (2001) Get your Financial Accounting Right. Book One: Oyo, Tenlad Press International.
  • Ajileye, J. O. and Adetifa O. (2001) Get your Financial Accounting Right, Book Two: Lagos: De Hadey Printing Services
  • Akinduko, A. O (2001) Basic Accounting: Akure: Spetins
  • Awoyemi, E. O. (1989) A guide to Government Accounting and Internal Audit, Ibadan: Onibonje Press
  • Dodge, R. (2002) Foundation of Business Accounting, (Second Edition), Bershire: Chapman and Hall
  • Ekwere, A. B. (1997) Contemporary Accounting, Abuja: Aflon Finance (Control and Management) Act 1959
  • Ekwue K. C. (2010) Principles of Accounts, Book 1 & 2, Adson Publishing Company, Onitsha
  • Femi L. (2013) Simplified and Amplified Financial Accounting
  • Frankwood and Alan S. (2002) Frankwood’s Business Accounting, Prentice Hall International Edition
  • Hassan M. M. (2001), Government Accounting, Lagos: Malthouse Press Limited
  • Igben, R. O. (2004) Financial Accounting Made Simple (Vol. I) Lagos: Roi Publishers
  • Longe, O. A. and Kazeem, R. A (2006) Essential Financial Accounting for Senior Secondary Schools: Lagos: Tonad Publishers Limited
  • Millichamp, A. H. (1989) Foundation Accounting: An Introduction manual for Accounting Students, London: DP Publications
  • Okwoli, A. A. (1995) Financial Accounting, Zaria: Tamaza Publishers
  • Oshisami, K. (1997) Government Accounting and Financial Control: Ibadan: Spectrum

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