The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has changed its literature texts for four language-related subjects.


The change, which also affects Literature-In-English, comes ahead of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

According to NAN, JAMB stated in its weekly bulletin issued on Monday that the four language subjects are Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, and Arabic.

The changes, it said, would take effect from the 2022 UTME.


For the Arabic language, “’The Nigerian Arabic Poems: a case study between the old and the new’ by Abdulwahab Shith is one of the new texts.”

“‘Diwaanur Riyardh: A collection of Arabic Poems’ by Isah Abubakar is also one of the new texts.”

For the Hausa language, JAMB listed “Prose (Zube) Turmin Danya, Poetry (Waka) Wakokin Hausa, and Drama (Wasan kwaikwayo) Abin Da Kamar Wuya 3 as the new texts.”


The board also listed the new literature texts for Igbo as “Prose (Iduuazi) Chinedu Ofomata (2009), Poetry (Abu) Nolue Emenanjo and Drama, (Ejije) Odunke Artists (1981).”

The board said the text for Literature-in-English include ‘Lion and the Jewel’ by Wole Soyinka; ‘Look Back in Anger’ by John Osborne; ‘Second Class Citizen’ by Buchi Emecheta and ‘Unexpected Joy at Dawn’ by Alex Agyei Agyiri.

It said ‘Heights’ by Emile Bronte is also included.

“New texts for the Yoruba Language include ‘Akojopo Alo Ijapa, Apa Kinni’, by Adeboye Babalola;`Awon Oriki Orile Metadinlogbon’ by Adeboye Babalola, ‘Moremi Ajasoro’ by Debo Awe,” JAMB added.


“Others are ‘Oro Enu Akewi’ by Ayomide Akanji and ‘Nitori Owo’ by Akinwumi Isola.”

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