JAMB Changes Igbo, Yoruba, Literature-in-English Texts

ByOgunrinde Abiodun

Dec 6, 2021


The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has changed the literature texts in four language subjects and Literature-in-English, ahead of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

This was contained in the weekly bulletin issued on Monday.

The bulletin states 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 Dr 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).

Literature-in-English texts 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. ‘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.

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

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