JAMB Syllabus for English 2024/2025

JAMB Syllabus for English

Are you planning to take part in the 2024/2025 UTME and considering English for your examination? No need to worry; flashnet.com.ng has all the information you require about the English syllabus.

In this article, we will explore the details of the JAMB English syllabus for 2024, offering valuable insights, breakdowns, and tips to assist you in navigating this essential aspect of your exam preparation. Join us on this exploration to comprehend what the JAMB examiners have prepared for the English section and equip yourself with the knowledge necessary for success.

JAMB Syllabus for English 2024/2025

This is to inform the public, particularly those intending to take part in the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has published the English syllabus for the 2024 UTME. The syllabus is accessible for download in PDF format, providing you with convenient access to the material that will influence your success in the exam.

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JAMB English Syllabus 2024/2025 General Objective

The purpose of the English syllabus for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is to prepare candidates for the Board’s exam. The syllabus is crafted to assess their fulfillment of the course objectives, which include:

  • Communicate effectively in both written and spoken English;
  • Have a sound linguistic basis for learning at the tertiary level.

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Jamb Syllabus for English 2024/2025

1) Comprehension / Summary

  • description
  • narration
  • exposition
  • argumentation/persuasion

(i) Each of the four passages to be set (one will be a cloze test) should reflect various disciplines and be about 400 words long.

(ii) Questions on passages will test the; following:

(a) Comprehension of the whole or part of each passage.

(b) Comprehension of words, phrases, clauses, sentences, figures of speech and idioms as used in the passages.

(c) Coherence and logical reasoning (deductions, inferences, etc)

(d) Synthesis of ideas from the passages

(2.1) Lexis and Structure

  • synonyms
  • antonyms
  • homonyms
  • clause and sentence patterns
  • word classes and their functions
  • mood, tense, aspect, number, agreement/concord, degree (positive, comparative and superlative) and question tags
  • punctuation and spelling
  • ordinary usage (words in their denotative or dictionary sense), figurative usage (expressions used in ways other than literal) and idiomatic usage (expressions whose meanings cannot be determined through a mere combination of individual words) are to be tested.

(2.2) Oral Forms

  • Vowels (monophthongs and diphthongs
  • Consonants (including clusters)
  • Rhymes (homophones)
  • Stress (word, sentence and emphatic)
  • Intonation

JAMB Syllabus For English PDF Download

Jamb English Syllabus 2024 Recommended Textbook

  • Attah, M. O. (2013) Practice in Spoken English for Intermediate and Advanced Learners, Maiduguri: University of Maiduguri Press
  • Bamgbose, A. (2002) English Lexis and Structure for Senior Secondary Schools and colleges (Revised Edition), Ibadan: Heinemann
  • 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
  • Egbe, D. I (1996) Mastering English Usage and Communication Skills, Lagos: Tisons
  • Elugbe, B. (2000) Oral English for Schools and Colleges, Ibadan: Heinemann
  • Grant, N. J. H, Nnamonu, S. Jowitt, D. (1998) Senior English Project 3, (New Edition) Harlow: Longman
  • 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.
  • Nnamonu, S. and Jowitt, D. (1989) Common Errors in English, Lagos: Longman
  • Obinna, M. F. (2001) University Matriculation Use of English,(Fourth Edition) Port Harcourt: Sunray Books Limited
  • 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.

In conclusion, mastering the JAMB English syllabus for 2024 is key to success. Use the provided insights and tips to navigate your preparation effectively. Best of luck in your upcoming exam!

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