2024/2025 JAMB History Syllabus & Recommended Textbooks

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

2024/2025 JAMB History Syllabus

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

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

Land and Peoples of the Nigeria Area
Early Centres of Civilization
Origin and formation of States in the Nigeria Area
Economic Activities and Growth of States
External Influences
The Sokoto Caliphate
Kanem-Borno
Yorubaland
Benin
Nupe
Igbo
Efik
European Penetration and Impact
British Conquest of the Nigeria Area
The Establishment of Colonial Rule up to 1914
The Amalgamation of 1914
Colonial Administration After the Amalgamation
The Colonial Economy
Social Development under Colonial Rule
Nationalism, Constitutional Developments and Independence
Nigeria Since Independence
The politics of the First Republic and Military intervention
The Civil War
The Gowon Regime
Murtala/Obasanjo Regime
The Second Republic
The Buhari Regime
The Babangida Regime
The Interim National Government (ING)
The Abacha Regime
Nigeria in International Organizations
Africa and the Wider World Since 1800: West and North Africa
Islamic Reform Movements and State Building in West Africa
Sierra Leone, Liberia and Christian Missionary Activities in West Africa
Egypt under Mohammed Ali and Khedive Ismail
The Mahdi and Mahdiyya Movement in the Sudan
Eastern and Southern Africa
The Omani Empire
Ethiopia in the 19th century
The Mfecane
The Great Trek
Imperialism, Colonialism and Problems of Nation-Building in Africa
The New Imperialism and European Occupation of Africa
Patterns of Colonial Rule in Africa
The Politics of Decolonization
Apartheid in South Africa
Problems of Nation-building in Africa

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There are also recommended textbooks for the 2024 JAMB History 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 History Syllabus extensively.

JAMB History Syllabus Recommended Textbooks

  • Abba, A (2006): The Politics of Mallam Aminu Kano, Kaduna Vanguard and Publishers.
  • Ayandele, A. E. et al (1986): The Making of Modern Africa, The Twentieth Century Vol 2., Longman.
  • Ajayi and Cowther (1971): History of West Africa Vol. I, London, Longman.
  • Ajayi and Crowther (1974): History of West Africa Vol. II, London, Longman
  • Akinloye, S. A. (1976): Emergent African States: Topics in Twentieth Century African History, Longman.
  • Akinyemi, A. B., Agbi, S. O and Otunbanjo, A. O. (eds) (1989): Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 years. (International Relations) Vol x, Heinemann. Ibadan.
  • Anene J. C. and Brown, G (1966): African in the 19th and 20th centuries, Ibadan: University Press.
  • Anene J. C. (1966): Southern Nigeria in Transition, 1885 – 1906, Cambridge: University Press.
  • Anene, J. C and Brown, G (eds) (1972): African in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: A Handbook for Teachers and Students, Ibadan: University Press and Nelson.
  • Ashiwaju A. I., Croder, M and Denzer, I. R. (eds) Tariki 25, Grassroots Leadership in Colonial West Africa, Vol. 7, London: Longman.
  • Atanda, J. A. Ashiwaju, G and Abubakar, Y. (eds) (1989) Nigeria since Independence: The First Years: Religion Vol. i., Ibadan Heinemann.
  • Barkindo, B. et al (1989): Africa and the Wider World, Vol. 1. Lagos: Longman.
  • Barkindo, B. et al (1996): African and the Wider World, Vols. 2 and 3, Lagos: Longman
  • Boahen, A (1969) The Revolutionary years: Africa since 1800 Longman publishers.
  • Boahen, A (1969): The Revolutionary years: West Africa since 1800, Longman Publishers
  • Sokoto Caliphate: History and Legacies, 1804 – 2004, vols. I and II, Kaduna: Arewa House.
  • Celeman, J. S. (1986) Nigeria: Background to Nationalism, Benin: Broburg and Wistrom.
  • Clerk, T. A. (1991): Right Honourable Gentleman: The Life and Times of Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Zaria: Hudahuda Publishing Company.
  • Cohen, D. I. and Daniel, J. (eds) (1981): Political Economy of Africa: Selected Readings, London, Longman.
  • Crowther, M. West Africa: An introduction to its History, Longman,1977.
  • Crowther, M. Nigeria: An introduction to its History, London:Longman,1979.
  • Dike, K. O. (1956): Trade and Politics in the Niger Delta, London: Oxford University Press.
  • Ekeh, P. P and Ashiwaju, G. (eds) (1989): Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 Years: Culture, Vol. VII, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Falola, T. et. al (1989): History of Nigeria Vol. I, Lagos: Longman.
  • Falola T. et. al (1989): History of Nigeria Vol. 2 and 3, Lagos: Longman.
  • Gboyega, A., Abubakar, Y and Aliyu Y. (eds) (1989): Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 Years Public Administration, Vol. III, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Hallet, R. (1975): Africa since 1875, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Hopkins, A. G. (1973): An Economic History of West Africa, Longman.
  • Ikime, O and Osoba, S. O. (eds) Tarikh: Independence Movement in Africa (Part I), Vol. 3, No. 4 London: Longman.
  • Ikime, O and Osoba, S. O. (eds) Tarikh: Government in Pre-Colonial Africa, Vol. 4, No. 2 London, Longman
  • Ikime, O and Osoba, S. O. (eds) (undated): Peoples and Kingdoms of West Africa in the Pre-colonial Period, Vol. 5, No. 1 London: Longman.
  • Ikime, O and Osoba, S. O. (eds) (undated) Tarikh: Europeans Conquest and African Resistance (Part 2), Vol. 4, London: Longman.
  • Ikime, O (1977) The Fall of Nigeria: The British Conquest, London: Heinemann.
  • Ikime, O (ed) (1974) Leadership in 19th Century Africa: Essays from Tarikh, London: Longman
  • Ikime, O. (1968) Merchant Price of the Niger Delta, London: Heinemann.
  • Ikime, O. (ed) (1980) Ground work of Nigerian History, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Iseihei, E. (1983) A History of Nigeria, London: Longman.
  • Jorre, J. D. (1972) The Nigeria Civil War, London: Hordder and Stoughton.
  • Kani, A. M. and Gandi, K. (1990) A State and Society in the Sokoto Caliphate, Series I, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto.
  • Mahdi, A., Kwanashei, G. A and Yakubu M. (eds) (1994) Nigeria: The state of the Nation and the Way Forward, Kaduna: Arewa House.
  • Mahdi, A., Kwanashei, G. A and Yakubu M. (eds) (1994) Nigeria: The state of the Nation and the Way Forward, Kaduna: Arewa House.
  • Martin, P. M and Omera, P. (1995) (eds) Africa (Third Edition), Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Mohammed, B. (1982) Africa and Non-alignment: A study in the Foreign Relations of New Nations, Kano: Triumph Publishers.
  • Mohammed A. S. and Adamu, S.(eds) (2005) Nigeria and the Reform of the United Nations, Zaria: Hanwa.
  • Nzula, A. T., Potekhin and Zusmanovich (1979) Forced Labour in Colonial Africa, London: Zed Press.
  • Offiong, D. A. (1980) Imperialism and Dependency: Obstacles to Development, Enugu: Fourth Dimension Publishers.
  • Ojigbo, O. (1982) Shehu Shagari: The Biography of Nigeria’s First Executive President, Yugoslavia Mlandiska Knjiga.
  • Okafor, I. (1989) History for Senior Secondary Schools, Onitsha, Jet Publishers.
  • Oliver, T. and Afmore, A. (1996) Africa since 1880 (Fourth Edition) New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Olusanya G. O. (1973) The Second World War and Politics in Nigeria, 1939 – 1953, Ibadan: Evans.
  • Omar O. (1966) The Zulu Aftermath: A Nineteenth-Century Revolution in Bantu Africa, London: Longman.
  • Omolewa, M. (1986) Certificate History of Nigeria, Lagos: Longman.
  • Onoja, I. (1998) Peace-keeping and International Security in a Changing World., Jos: Mono Expressions.
  • Onwubiko, K. (1983) School Certificate History of West Africa, Onitsha: African – First Publishers.
  • Tamuno, T. N. and Atanda A. (eds) (1989) Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 Years. Vol. III, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Tamuno, T. N. and Atanda J. A. M. (eds) (1989) Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 Years. (Government and Public Policy), Vol. IV, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Tamuno, T. N. and Ukpabi, S. C. (eds) (1989) Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 Years (The Civil War years). Vol. IV, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Thompson, L. A. (2000) History of South Africa, Yale: Yale University Press.
  • Usman Y. B. (ed) (1979) Studies in the History of Sokoto Caliphate, New York: Third Press International.
  • Usman Y. B. (ed) (1981) The Transformation of Katsina, 1400 – 1883, Zaria: Ahmadu Bello University Press.
  • Usman Y. B. (ed) and Alkali M. N. (1983) Studies in the History of Pre-Colonial Borno, Zaria: NNPC.
  • Usman Y. B. and Kwanashei, G. A. (eds) Inside Nigeria History 1950-1970: Events: Issues and Sources (Presidential Panel on Nigeria: Since Independence), University of Ibadan.
  • Usman Y. B. (ed) (1989): Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 Years: The Society Vol.I, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Usman Y. B. (2002) Election Violence in Nigeria: The Terrible Experience, 1952 – 2002, Zaria: Abdullahi Smith Centre for Historical Research.
  • Webster, J. B. and Ikime, O. (eds) Tarikh: Early African Christianity, Vol. 2. No. 1. London: Longman.
  • Wilmot, P. F. (1980): Apartheid and African Liberation: The Grief and the Hope, Ife: University of Ife Press.
  • Yakubu, A. M., Jumare, I and Saeed, A. G. (eds) (2005) Northern Nigeria: A century of Transformation, 1903 – 2003, Kaduna: Arewa House.
  • Yakubu A. M. (2006) Emirs and Politicians: Reform, Reactions and Recrimination in Northern Nigeria, 1950 – 1966, Kaduna: Baraka Publishers.

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