JAMB 2024/2025 recommended texts for Literature in English

JAMB 2024/2025 recommended texts for Literature in English

I know you are probably here because you are searching for the new JAMB 2024/2025 recommended texts in literature in English, but worry less you are in the right place.

JAMB 2024/2025 is fast approaching, and I’m certain that you have been preparing for it for a very long time. But know this, you need to make a higher score in this JAMB 2024/2025 because there is going to be a lot of competition as a result of what is happening in some institutions’ admission for the 2024/2025 academic session. Especially, if you want to choose any of the following Institutions as your first choice in JAMB you need to be very serious, and have determination;

  1. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  1. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  1. University of Ibadan (UI)
  1. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  1. University of Benin (UNIBEN)

All these Universities are very competitive and tough. To gain admission into any of the five Universities above is not an easy task, one needs to read extensively, forget about having a “CONNECTION” right now. Try to study more and get an excellent score in your JAMB and POST JAMB. Then, you will have peace of mind. If you don’t pass you won’t gain admission, this shouldn’t be a bitter truth for anyone I guess. 

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JAMB 2024/2025 recommended texts for Literature in English

The main reason for this article is to discuss about JAMB 2024/2025 recommended texts for literature in English, some aspects of Art-division for the JAMB 2024/2025, and what you should know about it as an Art-student. You know JAMB normally gives out the syllabus for each subject every year, which means you should have known about the areas of concentration in each subject. Presently, JAMB Management has not declared an official syllabus for any subject.

It is easy to score more than the cutoff mark for your desired course in the art department if you are serious enough. This is simply because JAMB will not go beyond what is in the syllabus for each subject. 

All the Prospective JAMBITES in the art department who wish to sit for UTME 2024/2025 are hereby advised to read the below guides carefully without skipping any part.


1 Discussion about the JAMB 2024/2025 recommended texts in literature in English.

2 Gathering of ideas about the recommended text in Literature in English for JAMB 2024/2025.

3 Summarization of the whole article.

1)  Discussion about the JAMB 2023 recommended texts in literature in English: The previously recommended texts in Literature in English in all the genres which are DRAMA, PROSE, AND POETRY are likely to be changed. Below are the examples of the texts on each genre of literature that was used for both JAMB, WAEC, NECO from the year 2016 to 2020.

  1. DRAMA

Harvest of Corruption by Frank Odogo Ogbeche

Othello by William Sharkspear (non-African)

She stoops to Conquer by Olivia Goldsmith etc.(non-African)

  1. PROSE

Native Son by Richard Wright (non-African)

Lonely Days by Bayo Adebowale(African)

The Castle of Othranto by Horce Walpole etc…(non-African)

  1. POETRY (African)


The Ambush

Piano and Drum

The Dining Table

The panic of growing older etc.

  1. POETRY (non-African)

The proud King


Crossing the bar

The pulley

The Schoolboy etc.

But for this JAMB 2023, the texts has been changed, and the reasons are;

  1. JAMB normally follows the syllabus in  Literature in English in WAEC, and NECO, etc. And if you have reviewed the syllabus for WAEC in Literature in English, you will notice that they have changed the texts for this year’s examination. So JAMB will also change it to the same texts as WAEC did.
  2. If you have the textbook for Literature in English titled EXAM FOCUS, try to check the front page of the book you will see the year it will be outdated and that is 2016-2020. This means that the book is no longer useful, either for WAEC, NECO, or JAMB examination. So you need to make sure you update to the new JAMB 2024/2025 recommended texts for literature in English that will be highlighted below. 

JAMB 2023 Recommended Textbooks for Literature-in-English


Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei-Agyiri (2018 Edition)


Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 


A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Let me Die Alone by John K. Kargbo

The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka 


Look Back in Anger by John Osborne

Fences by August Wilson 


“Black Woman” by Leopold Sedar Senghor

“The Leader and the Led” by Niyi Osundare

“The Grieved Lands” by Agostinho Neto

“The Song of the Women of my Land” by Oumar Farouk Sesay

“Raider of the Treasure Trove” by Lade Wosornu

“A Government Driver on his Retirement” by Onu Chibuike 


“The Good-Morrow” by John Donne

“Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou

“The Journey of the Magi” by T.S. Eliot

“Do not Go Gentle into the Good Night” by Dylan Thomas

“Binsey Poplars (Felled 1879)” by G.M. Hopkins

“Bat” By David H. Lawrence

The texts above are the newly recommended texts by WAEC 2021 and they will be used from 2021 to 2025, which implies that for this JAMB 2023 those texts are will be used. 

2) Gathering of ideas about the recommended texts in Literature in English: This second part is all about how you are going to prepare yourself for the questions you are going to answer during the JAMB examination in Literature in English. The majority of the Candidates are familiar with the previously recommended texts, and they have known all the areas of concentration in the JAMB examination.

However, if you have already familiar yourself with the old texts. It hightime you started reading the news one.

If you have not read or have ideas about the new recommended texts, try to convene knowledge from a different source. Don’t try to study alone for it, seek help from your friends who are also in your shoes, study together for a minimal time before you read alone, consult a competent teacher to guide you, search online for different ideas. With all these methods I’m very sure you won’t have any difficulty in Literature in English in your JAMB examination. 

3) Summarization

  1. Try to put more effort into the new JAMB 2024/2025 recommended texts in literature in English, get a standard textbook that discusses vividly each text.

I wish you the best of luck in this JAMB 2022 as you know more about JAMB texts for literature-in-English.

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