JAMB updates the literature program with new texts [see full list]

By Gideon Adonai

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has recently updated its curriculum, especially for applicants offering literature in English.

The new syllabus update is for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

Last year there was great confusion among literature students and teachers after the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) changed their curricula to include Professor Wole Soyinka’s comedy of manners, “The Lion and the Jewel”. and “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë.

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In 2021, JAMB adhered to the old recommended texts both in exams and on its website, which implies that students who have taken the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and UTME had to study two different collections resulting in around 10 books. and 24 poems.

However, this year, JAMB has finally harmonized the program, according to our correspondent’s verifications.

The program is shown below:

A LIST OF SELECTED AFRICAN AND NON-AFRICAN PLAYS, NOVELS AND NOVELS POEMS

Drama

African

At Wole Soyinka The Lion and the Jewel

Non-African

by John Osborne Looking back in anger

Prose

African:

I. Alex Agyei-Agyir: Unexpected joy at dawn

ii. Buchi Emecheta: second-class citizen

Non-African:
Emilie Bronte: The Wuthering Heights

Poetry

African:

I. Black woman by Léopold Sédar Senghor

ii. The leader and the led by Niyi Osundare

iii. Lands in mourning by Agostinho Neto

iv. The song of the women of my land by Oumar Farouk Sesay

v. treasure chest raider by Lade Wosornu

vi. A retired government driver by Onu Chibuike

Non-African

I. Hello from John Donne

ii. Caged bird by Maya Angelou

iii. The Journey of the Magi by TS Elliot

iv. Bats by DH Lawrence

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