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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— Alieze Urudinachi (@Aliezeuru) May 25, 2021
@BabajideOtitoju Jamb Examination and contrary to the usual practice of Jamb, the new harmonized literature syllabus for Jamb/WAEC and NECO has been dropped for the old obsolete for which the candidates presented themselves. Prior to the review, observations were made regarding
— Shadey (@Shadefashakin) June 4, 2021
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
At Wole Soyinka The Lion and the Jewel
by John Osborne Looking back in anger
I. Alex Agyei-Agyir: Unexpected joy at dawn
ii. Buchi Emecheta: second-class citizen
Emilie Bronte: The Wuthering Heights
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
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