2024/2025 JAMB Agricultural Science Syllabus & Recommended Textbooks

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You can now download the complete JAMB Agricultural Science Syllabus 2024/2025 and the recommended JAMB Agricultural Science Textbooks here on this page. This information is for students preparing for the 2024/2025 JAMB CBT Examination. The JAMB Agricultural Science Syllabus and textbooks are what candidates will need to study properly for the JAMB Agricultural Science exams.

2024/2025 JAMB Agricultural Science Syllabus

The JAMB Agricultural Science examination is designed to test candidate’s ability to understand the simple, basic and more complicated aspect of Agricultural Science. As such, candidates are expected to have wide knowledge about the topics provided on the JAMB Agricultural Science Syllabus.

Here is a list of the 2024/2025 JAMB Syllabus for Agricultural Science:

General Agriculture

  • Meaning and Scope of Agriculture
  • Importance of Agriculture
  • Agricultural Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Farm Inputs
  • History of Agricultural Development in West Africa
  • Roles of Government and NGOs in Agricultural Development


  • Rocks and Soil formation
  • Soil Water and Soil Conservation
  • Soil Fertility
  • Land Preparation and Soil Tillage
  • Plant Forms and Functions
  • Growth, Development and Reproduction
  • Plant Propagation Methods
  • Cropping Systems, Planting Patterns and Plant Densities
  • Crop Husbandry
  • Pasture and Forage Crops
  • Floriculture
  • Weeds
  • Crop Diseases
  • Crop Pests
  • Forest Management (Silviculture)
  • Crop improvement

Animal Production

  • Forms and classification of major farm animals in West Africa
  • General terminology in animal production
  • Anatomy and physiology of farm animals
  • Reproduction in farm animals
  • Animal nutrition
  • Livestock management
  • Animal Health
  • Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Bee-keeping (Apiculture)
  • Animal Improvement

Agriculture Economics and Extension

  • Factors of agricultural production
  • Basic Economic Principles
  • Features of Agricultural Production
  • Labour Management
  • Farm Management
  • Marketing of Agricultural Produce
  • Agricultural Extension

Agricultural Technology

  • Farm surveying and farmstead planning
  • Simple farm tools
  • Farm machinery and implements
  • Mechanization and sources of farm power
  • Processing and storage
  • Introduction to biotechnology
  • Application of ICT in agriculture
  • Introduction to agricultural research and statistics


There are also recommended textbooks for the 2024 JAMB Agricultural Science Examination to be read by candidates in other to help prepare them thoroughly for the exams. These recommended textbooks will cover the topics provided in the JAMB Agricultural Science Syllabus extensively.

JAMB Agricultural Science Syllabus Recommended Textbooks

  • Adeniyi, M. O. et al (1999) Countdown to Senior Secondary Certificate Examination Agricultural Science, Ibadan: Evans
  • Akinsanmi, O. (2000) Junior Secondary Agricultural Science, UK: Longman.
  • Akinsanmi, O. (2000) Senior Secondary Agricultural Science, UK: Longman.
  • Anthonio, Q. B. O. (1999) General Agriculture for West Africa, London: George Allen
  • Are, L. A. et al (2010) Comprehensive Certificate Agricultural Science for Senior Secondary Schools, University Press Plc.
  • Egbuna, C. K. et al (2014) Extension Modern Agricultural Science for Senior Secondary Schools (2010), Extension Publication
  • Emmanuel C. A. (2003) A Dictionary of Agriculture, Benue: Agitab Publisher Makurdi
  • Falusi, A. O. and Adeleye, I. O. A (2000) Agricultural Science for Junior Secondary Schools Books 1- 3, Ibadan: Onibonoje
  • Komolafe, M. F., Adegbola, A. A., Are, L. A. and Ashaye, T. I. (2004) Agricultural Science for Senior Secondary Schools 1, 2 and 3, Ibadan: University Press Ltd.
  • Philips T. A. (1986) Agricultural Notebook, Lagos: Longman
  • STAN (1999) Agricultural Science for Senior Secondary Schools, Lagos: Longman


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