JAMB Syllabus for Yoruba 2024/2025

JAMB Syllabus for Yoruba

In this article, we will explore the details of the JAMB Yoruba 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 Yoruba section and equip yourself with the knowledge necessary for success.

JAMB Syllabus for Yoruba 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 Yoruba 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 Yoruba Syllabus 2024/2025 General Objective

The purpose of the Yoruba 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:

  1. stimulate and sustain their interest in Yorùbá language, literature and culture; 
  2. acquire basic knowledge and skill in Yorùbá language, literature and material and non-material aspects of culture. 

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Jamb Syllabus for Yoruba 2024/2025

New JAMB Text For Yoruba

1. Akojopo Alo Ijapa Apa Kin-in-ni by Adeboye Babalola (University Press Plc,Ibadan)

2. Awon Oriki Orile Metadinlogbon by Adeboye Babalola (Learn African Plc, Lagos).

3. Moremi Ajasoro by Debo Awe (Elyon Publishers, Ilesa).

4. Oro Enu Akewi by Ayomide Akanji (Genius Books Publishers, Ibadan).

5. Nitori Owo by Akinwumi Isola (Sumob Publishers, Osogbo).

STRUCTURE OF THE EXAMINATION

The test will be of an objective type, candidates will answer forty (40) multiple-choice questions covering all aspects of the syllabus:

1. LANGUAGE:

(a) Comprehension     

(1 prose and 1 verse)       08 items

(b) Essay writing             01 item

(c) Sound system           04 items

(d) Grammar                  05 items

(e) Current orthography   02 items

(f) Translation                 01 item

2.LITERATURE:

(a) Oral                        04 items

(b) Written                   06 items

3. CULTURE                09 items

TOTAL                         40 items

1. LANGUAGE:

Topics

(a) Comprehension:

(i) Prose

(ii) Verse

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

(i) identify central issues in a passage and draw appropriate conclusions;

(ii) determine basic assumptions and express ideas;and

(iii) identify the meanings and functions of given phrases and sentences

Topic

(b) Essay Writing

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

(i) identify different types of essay; and

(ii) apply different types of techniques associated with each type.

Topic

(c) Sound System:

(i) Production of sounds (consonants and vowels);

(ii) Tones and tone change;

(iii) Syllable structure;

(iv) Sound processes co-vowel occurrence,elision and deletion, etc.

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

(i) identify organs of speech, speech sounds and parameters for describing each speech sound;

(ii)

a. determine their correct usages;

b. identify linguistic errors(pronunciations and wrong usages);

(iii) determine the syllable components of words;

(iv) demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles underlying the relationship between sounds.

Topics

(d) Grammar:

(i) Morphology – Word-formation;

(ii) Loan-word integration;

(iii) Word classes – nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, conjunctions, prepositions, etc.

(iv) Phrases and clauses – types and functions

(v) Sentences – types, structures and functions

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

(i) demonstrate good knowledge of word derivation;

(ii) demonstrate knowledge of word adoption;

(iii) identify the appropriate class a word belongs to

(iv) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Yorùbá syntax

(v) identify the types,structures and functions of sentences.

Topics

e) Current Orthography

Objectives

Candidates should be able to present ideas in acceptable written form

Topic

(f) Translation

Objectives

Candidates should be able to;

interpret sentences and ideas in accordance with acceptable principles.

2. LITERATURE:

Topics

(a) Oral Literature:

(i) Prose:

Àmọ̀ó,A. (2010). Àkójọpọ̀ Àlọ́ Àpagbè, Akurẹ: Hirise Celebrity Publishers.

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

(i) identify central issues, problems and the component parts of an idea presented in a work;

(ii) draw appropriate conclusions.

Topics

(ii) Poetry:

Babalọlá, A. (2001).Àwọn Oríkì Orílẹ̀ Mẹ́tàdínlọ́gbọ̀n, Lagos: Longman Nig. Ltd.

Objectives

(i) deduce logical inferences from abstract relations of components of an idea in a work;

(ii) identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the poem.

(b )Written Literature:

Topic

(i) Prose:

Ajéwọlé, O. (2005). Ìgbẹ̀yìn L’aláyò N Ta,Ibadan: Extention Publications Limited.

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

(i) demonstrate good knowledge of ideas in works of art;

(ii) draw moral lessons from the text;

(iii) identify the narrative techniques in the text;

(iv )identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the text.

(ii) Poetry:

Fádíyà, O. (2008). Ìyá Àtàtà, Ibadan: Lasswell

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

i) deduce the import of written works of art and genres

(ii) identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the poem

Topic

(iii) Drama:Tẹ̀là, L. (2007).Ègún Orí Ìkúnlẹ̀, Ibadan: Rasmed Publications Limited

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

(i) identify the central theme of works;

(ii) interpret same in accordance with acceptable principles of the society;

(iii) identify types of drama;

(iv) identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the drama;

(v) extract the narrative techniques in the drama

Candidates should be able to:

(i) deduce the import of written works of art and genres;

(ii) identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the poem.

3. CULTURE:

Topic

1.Èrò àti ìgbàgbọ́:Olódùmarè, àkùdàáyà,emèrè, àjẹ́,àwọn irúnmọlẹ̀ abbl.

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

distinguish traditional practices and acceptable ways of life from modern and common sense beliefs

Topic

2. .Ètò ìṣèlú àti ààbò ìlú:Ẹgbẹ́àti ọgbà, oyè jíjẹàti àwọn ìjòyè, ogun jíjà abbl.

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

assess the functions and roles of individuals, chieftains, and groups in ensuring peace, stability and continuity of society.

Topic

3. Ètò ìsìnkú àti ogún pínpín:Òkúàgbà,òkú ọ̀fọ́,òkú òòṣà, ìtúfọ̀, ilẹ̀òkú gbígbẹ́,ìdí igi, mọ̀lẹ́bí, bàbá ìsìnkú abbl

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

(i) distinguish between traditional practices;

(ii) relate them to funerals and inheritance

Topic

4.Òǹkà Yorùbá:Oókan títídé ọ̀kẹ ́kan (1-20,000).

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

(i) count in Yorùbá numerals

(ii) apply addition, deduction and division methods in Yorùbá.

Topic

5) Ayẹyẹ:Ìgbéyàwó, ìsọmọlórúkọ, ìwúyè abbl.

Objectives

Candidates should be able to: relate social activities and events to appropriate situations

Topics

6.Ètò Ìwòsàn:Ìtọ́jú aláìsàn, ìtọ́jú àtiìgbẹ̀bí aboyún, abbl.

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:demonstrate knowledge of the best way of using the appropriate health care practices.

Topic

7.Eré ìdárayá:

(i) eré òṣùpa–àlọ́, bojúbojú abbl;

(ii) eré ojúmọmọ–ìjàkadì, ayò, òkòtó,àrín abbl.

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

(i) identify types of Yorùbá traditional games;

(ii) identify rules and regulations guiding each game;

(iii) mention values derived from each game.

Topic

8.Iṣẹ́àbínibíàti oúnjẹilẹ̀ Yorùbá:

(i) Iṣẹ́-àgbé ìṣọ̀nà, ìlù lílù abbl;

(ii) Oúnjẹ–àbàrí, iyán, ẹ̀wà abbl.

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:

(i) demonstrate adequate knowledge of the various traditional professions;

(ii) compare various traditional professions;

(iii) demonstrate knowledge of preparing each type of Yorùbá food;

(iv) mention nutritional values of each food.

Topic

9.Ẹ̀kọ́ìlé:Ìwà ọmọlúàbí àti àǹfààní rẹ̀.

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:identify acceptable patterns of behaviour and attitude that conform with societal norms and values.

JAMB Syllabus ForYoruba PDF Download

Jamb Yoruba Syllabus 2024 Recommended Textbook

Here is a list of alternative textbooks recommended for candidates planning to take the Yoruba UTME. The titles of these books are emphasized in bold.

LANGUAGE

  1. Àròkọ àti Aáyan Ò gbufọ̀ BY Abíọ́dún, J. (1995).
  2. Exam Focus – Yorùbá Language for WASSCE/ SSCE BY Adéwọlé, L. O. (et al) (2000).
  3. Essentials of Yorùbá  Grammar by Awóbùlúyì, O. (1978).
  4. Yorùbá Metalanguage (Èdè-Ìperí Yorùbá) Vol. II by Awóbùlúyì, O. (ed.) (1990).
  5. Ẹ̀ kọ́ Ìṣẹ̀dá-Ọ̀ rọ̀ Yorùbá BY Awóbùlúyì, O. (2008).
  6. Ẹ̀ kọ́ Gírámà È dè Yorùbá BY Awóbùlúyì, O. (2013).
  7. Ìwé Ìmọ́dọ̀tun Yorùbá SSI – SSIII BY Babalọlá, A. (ed.) (1991).
  8. Yorùbá Metalanguage (È dè-Ìperí Yorùbá)  Vol. 1 BY Bámgbóṣé,O.(ed.) (1984).
  9.  Fọnọ́lọ́jì àti Gírámà Yorùbá BY Bámgbóṣé, A. (1990).
  10. Ẹ̀ kọ́-È dè Yorùbá Ò de-òní SSI – SSIII BY Mustapha, O. (ed.) (1988).
  11.  Ẹ̀ kọ́-È dè Yorùbá Titun SSI–SSIII BY Mustapha, O. (ed.) (1991).
  12. Ìwé Ìgbáradì fún Ìdánwó Yorùbá BY Ọdẹ́tókun, A. (et al) (2005).
  13. Ìjìnlẹ̀ Ìtúpalẹ̀ Èdè Yorùbá (1) Fónẹ́tíìkì àti Fọnọ́lọ́jì BY Owólabí, K. (1989).
  14. Countdown WASSCE/SSCE, NECO, JME (Ìwé Ìgbáràdi fún Ìdánwò Àṣekágbá Yorùbá) BY Owólabí, O. (et al) (1999).
  15. Ìjìnlẹ̀ Fọnọ́lọ́jì àti Gírámà  È dè Yorùbá by Ọyádèyí, O. (1998).

LITERATURE

All the prescribed texts are reflected under literature (as a topic).

CULTURE

  1. Àṣà àti Ìṣe Yorùbá BY Adéoyè, C. L. (1979).
  2. Ìgbàgbọ́ àti Ẹ̀ sìn Yorùbá BY Adéoyè, C. L. (1985).
  3. À kójọpọ̀ Ìwádìí Ìjìnlẹ̀ Àṣà Yorùbá Ládéĺé, T. A. (et al) (1986).

In conclusion, mastering the JAMB Yoruba 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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