Jamb Introduces New Literature Texts For Literature In English And Language Subjects

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has changed the literature texts in four (4) language subjects and Literature-in-English. The four language subjects are Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Arabic.

These changes would take effect from the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Newly Approved Reading Texts For 2022 UTME Subjects:


  1. Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka
  2. Look Back in Anger by John Osborne.
  3. Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta.
  4. Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei Agyiri.
  5. Wuthering Heights by Emile Bronte.


  1. The Nigerian Arabic Poems; a case study between the old and the new, by Abdulwahab Dan Ladi Shith.
  2. Diwaanur Riyardh: A collection of Arabic Poems, by Dr. Isah Alabi Abubakar
  3. The Prospect Of Arabic Language in Nigeria, by Murtadh Badamasi
  4. A Selection of Pulpit Counseling, by Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory
  5. Why The Anger On Us. A literature text, by Muhammad Salisu Mai Ango
  6. The perfection/Adornment of Pages; A book of poems, by Abdullahi Bin Fodio.


  1. Prose (zube) Turmin Danya
  2. Poetry (waka) Wakokin Hausa
  3. Drama (wasan kwaikwayo) Abin Da Kamar Wuya.


  1. Prose(iduuazi) Chinedu Ofomata (2009). Enugu: Format Publishing LTD.
  2. Poetry (Abu) Nolue Emenanjo. Onitisha: Evans Brothers.
  3. Drama (Ejije) Odunke Artists (1981).Ojaadili. Ibadan: U.P.L.


  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).
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