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Writing Yoruba in JAMB Exams

The Yoruba language UTME exam tests your understanding of the local language. The syllabus is divided into 3 sections and you prove just how much you know about the language. Cultural affairs, literature, your ability to read and understand comprehension passages and more are what you should expect to see

You may have to write Yoruba Language if you wish to study International Relations, Yoruba Language, Linguistics or any course that requires a foreign language.

The best way to prepare for the exam is to be familiar with the JAMB syllabus and make past questions your friend.

Marking Guide

The JAMB exams has a total of 180 questions. Use of English is 60 questions while the other 3 subjects will be 40 questions each.  All subjects aside the Use of English is graded 2.5 marks.
 
For example:

If you got 30 questions correctly in JAMB use of English, your mark will be 30/60 × 100 = 50. 

If you got 28 questions over 40 in your Yoruba  exam,  the calculation will be 28 x 2.5 = 70% (in percentage).

The exam will be of an objective type and candidates will answer forty (40) multiple-choice questions covering all aspects of the syllabus below.

The syllabus is divided into 3 sections and will contain the follow number of questions per section:

  1. LANGUAGE:
    a. Comprehension (1 prose and 1 verse)-08 questions
    b. Essay writing    01 question
    c. Sound system          04 questions
    d. Grammar                05 questions
    e. Current orthography     02 questions
    f. Translation               01 question
  1. LITERATURE:
    (a) Oral                          04 questions
    (b) Written                   06 questions 
  1. CULTURE                      09 questions 

 

Objective

The aim of this JAMB Economics Syllabus for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), is to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test their understanding of the course objectives, which are to:

(1) Acquire the basic knowledge of Commerce;

(2) Examine the relationship between Commerce and other related fields;

(3) Apply the principles of Commerce in the Nigerian economy and

(4) Appreciate dynamic and positive changes in commercial activities

Yoruba Syllabus for JAMB Exams

YORUBA
SNTOPICSOBJECTIVES
1LANGUAGE
Comprehension:

(i) Prose
(ii) Verse







Essay writing






(c) Sound System:
(i) Production of sounds (consonants and vowels);
(ii) Tones and tone change;
(iii) Syllable structure;
(iv) Sound processes co-vowel occurrence,elision and deletion, etc.









(d) Grammar:
(i) Morphology – Word-formation;
(ii) Loan-word integration;
(iii) Word classes – nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, conjunctions, prepositions, etc.
(iv) Phrases and clauses – types and functions
(v) Sentences – types, structures and functions


(e) Current Orthography

(f) Translation
Candidates should be able to:
(i) identify central issues in a passage and draw appropriate conclusions;
(ii) determine basic assumptions and express ideas;and
(iii) identify the meanings and functions of given phrases and sentences.

Candidates should be able to:
(i) identify different types of essay; and
(ii) apply different types of techniques associated with each type.

Candidates should be able to:
(i) identify organs of speech, speech sounds and parameters for describing each speech sound;

(ii)
a. determine their correct usages;
b. identify linguistic errors(pronunciations and wrong usages);

(iii) determine the syllable components of words;
(iv) demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles underlying the relationship between sounds.

Candidates should be able to:
(i) demonstrate good knowledge of word derivation;
(ii) demonstrate knowledge of word adoption;
(iii) identify the appropriate class a word belongs to
(iv) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Yorùbá syntax
(v) identify the types,structures and functions of sentences.



Candidates should be able to:
present ideas in acceptable written form

Candidates should be able to;
interpret sentences and ideas in accordance with acceptable principles.
2LITERATURE
Oral Literature:

(i) Prose:
Àmọ̀ó,A. (2010). Àkójọpọ̀ Àlọ́ Àpagbè, Akurẹ: Hirise Celebrity Publishers.

(ii) Poetry:
Babalọlá, A. (2001).Àwọn Oríkì Orílẹ̀ Mẹ́tàdínlọ́gbọ̀n, Lagos: Longman Nig. Ltd.




(b )Written Literature:
(i) Prose:
Ajéwọlé, O. (2005). Ìgbẹ̀yìn L’aláyò N Ta,Ibadan: Extension Publications Limited.




(ii) Poetry:
Fádíyà, O. (2008). Ìyá Àtàtà, Ibadan: Lasswell




(iii) Drama:
Tẹ̀là, L. (2007).Ègún Orí Ìkúnlẹ̀, Ibadan: Rasmed Publications Limited
Candidates should be able to:
(i) identify central issues, problems and the component parts of an idea presented in a work;
(ii) draw appropriate conclusions.

Candidates should be able to:
(i) deduce logical inferences from abstract relations of components of an idea in a work;
(ii) identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the poem.

Candidates should be able to:
(i) demonstrate good knowledge of ideas in works of art;
(ii) draw moral lessons from the text;
(iii) identify the narrative techniques in the text;
(iv)identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the text.

Candidates should be able to:
i) deduce the import of written works of art and genres
(ii) identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the poem.


Candidates should be able to:
(i) identify the central theme of works;
(ii) interpret same in accordance with acceptable principles of the society;
(iii) identify types of drama;
(iv) identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the drama;
(v) extract the narrative techniques in the drama

Candidates should be able to:
(i) deduce the import of written works of art and genres;
(ii) identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the poem.
3CULTURE
Èrò àti ìgbàgbọ́:Olódùmarè, àkùdàáyà,emèrè, àjẹ́,àwọn irúnmọlẹ̀ abbl.



Ètò ìṣèlú àti ààbò ìlú:Ẹgbẹ́àti ọgbà, oyè jíjẹàti àwọn ìjòyè, ogun jíjà abbl.




Ètò ìsìnkú àti ogún pínpín:Òkúàgbà,òkú ọ̀fọ́,òkú òòṣà, ìtúfọ̀, ilẹ̀òkú gbígbẹ́,ìdí igi, mọ̀lẹ́bí, bàbá ìsìnkú abbl



Òǹkà Yorùbá:Oókan títídé ọ̀kẹ ́kan (1-20,000).




Ayẹyẹ:Ìgbéyàwó, ìsọmọlórúkọ, ìwúyè abbl.



Ètò Ìwòsàn:Ìtọ́jú aláìsàn, ìtọ́jú àtiìgbẹ̀bí aboyún, abbl.



Eré ìdárayá:

(i) eré òṣùpa–àlọ́, bojúbojú abbl;
(ii) eré ojúmọmọ–ìjàkadì, ayò, òkòtó,àrín abbl.



Iṣẹ́àbínibíàti oúnjẹilẹ̀ Yorùbá:

(i) Iṣẹ́-àgbé ìṣọ̀nà, ìlù lílù abbl;
(ii) Oúnjẹ–àbàrí, iyán, ẹ̀wà abbl.





Ẹ̀kọ́ìlé:Ìwà ọmọlúàbí àti àǹfààní rẹ̀.
Candidates should be able to:
distinguish traditional practices and acceptable ways of life from modern and common sense beliefs.

Candidates should be able to:
assess the functions and roles of individuals, chieftains, and groups in ensuring peace, stability and continuity of society.

Candidates should be able to:
(i) distinguish between traditional practices;
(ii) relate them to funerals and inheritance.


Candidates should be able to:
(i) count in Yorùbá numerals
(ii) apply addition, deduction and division methods in Yorùbá.

Candidates should be able to:
relate social activities and events to appropriate situations.

Candidates should be able to:
demonstrate knowledge of the best way of using the appropriate health care practices.

Candidates should be able to:
(i) identify types of Yorùbá traditional games;
(ii) identify rules and regulations guiding each game;
(iii) mention values derived from each game.

Candidates should be able to:
(i) demonstrate adequate knowledge of the various traditional professions;
(ii) compare various traditional professions;
(iii) demonstrate knowledge of preparing each type of Yorùbá food;
(iv) mention nutritional values of each food.

Candidates should be able to:
identify acceptable patterns of behavior and attitude that conform with societal norms and values.

Recommended JAMB Yoruba Textbooks

JAMB’s New Literature Text For UTME in Yoruba

  1. Akojopo Alo Ijapa Apa Kin-in-ni by Adeboye Babalola (University Press Plc,Ibadan)
  2. Awon Oriki Orile Metadinlogbon by Adeboye Babalola (Learn Africa 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).

 

RECOMMENDED TEXTS

LANGUAGE

  1. Abíọ́dún, J. (1995).Àròkọàti Aáyan Ògbufọ̀, Lagos: MAJAB Publishers.
  2. Adéwọlé, L. O. et al.(2000).Exam Focus –Yorùbá Language for WASSCE/SSCE,Ìbàdàn: UP Plc.
  3. Awóbùlúyì, O. (1978).Essentials of Yorùbá Grammar,Ìbàdàn: UP Plc.
  4. Awóbùlúyì, O. (ed.).(1990).Yorùbá Metalanguage (Èdè-Ìperí Yorùbá) Vol. II,Ìbàdàn: UP Plc.
  5. Awóbùlúyì, O. (2008).Ẹ̀kọ́ Ìṣẹ̀dá-Ọ̀rọ̀ Yorùbá,Akurẹ: Montem Paperback.
  6. Awóbùlúyì, O. (2013).Ẹ̀kọ́ Gírámà Èdè Yorùbá,Oṣogbo: Atman Ltd.
  7. Babalọlá,A. (ed.) (1991).Ìwé Ìmọ́dọ̀tun Yorùbá SSI –SSIII,Ìbàdàn: Longman.
  8. Bámgbóṣé,A. (ed.) (1984).Yorùbá Metalanguage (Èdè-ÌperíYorùbá) Vol. 1, Ìbàdàn:UP Plc.

  9. Bámgbóṣé, A. (1990).Fọnọ́lọ́jìàti Gírámà Yorùbá,Ìbàdàn.
  10. Mustapha, O. (ed.).(1988).Ẹ̀kọ́-Èdè Yorùbá Òde-òní SSI –SSIII Ìbàdàn, Macmillan Publishers.
  11. Mustapha, O. (ed.).(1991).Ẹ̀kọ́-Èdè Yorùbá Titun SSI–SSIII, Ìbàdàn: UP Plc.
  12. Ọdẹ́tókun, A. et al.(2005).Ìwé Ìgbáradì fún Ìdánwó Yorùbá,Ìbàdàn: Macmillan Publishers.
  13. Owólabí, K. (1989).Ìjìnlẹ̀ Ìtúpalẹ̀ Èdè Yorùbá (1):Fónẹ́tíìkì àti Fọnọ́lọ́jì,Ìbàdàn: Oníbọnòjé Press.
  14. Owólabí, O.et al.(1999).Countdown WASSCE/SSCE,NECO, JME (Ìwé Ìgbáràdi fún Ìdánwò Àṣekágbá Yorùbá)Ìbàdàn: Evans.
  15. Ọyádèyí, O. (1998).Ìjìnlẹ̀ Fọnọ́lọ́jìàti Gírámà Èdè Yorùbá, Ìbàdàn:Heinemann.

LITERATURE

  1. All the prescribed texts are reflected as applicable on the syllabus under Topics/Contents/Notes column.

CULTURE

  1. Adéoyè, C. L. (1979).Àṣààti Ìṣe Yorùbá, Ìbàdàn: OUP.
  2. Adéoyè, C. L. (1985).Ìgbàgbọ́ àti Ẹ̀sìn Yorùbá,Ìbàdàn: Oníbọnọ̀jé Press.
  3. Ládéĺé, T. A.A.et al.(1986).Àkójọpọ̀ ÌwádìíÌjìnlẹ̀ Àṣà Yorùbá,Ìbàdàn: Macmillan Publishers.

Frequently Asked Questions About JAMB Commerce Exam

How is the JAMB Commerce Score Calculated?

Asides from The Use of English, each question in the remaining 3 subjects is graded 2.5 marks. Hence, the three subjects carry 300 marks. For example: If you get 28 questions right in your Commerce exam, the calculation will be 28 x 2.5 = 70% (in percentage).

What is the allocated time for JAMB?

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exam is a two-hour exam. But we would advise you to spend at most 30 mins on your Commerce paper so you can have enough time to come back and cross-check.

How do i prepare for JAMB Biology exam?

Practice ! Practice and more practice!!!. Study past questions daily. Go through the syllabus and read every single topic under it.

Should I do Commerce in my JAMB?

If you intend to study courses like Accounting, Banking and Finance, Economics or Bookkeeping, you will have to write Commerce.

Please consult your brochure to see the recommended subject combinations for each course and specific requirements for schools.

How many questions are in JAMB Commerce exam?

You will be tasked to answer 40 questions.

Do I need to attend a JAMB tutorial to pass?

Not at all. You can read and ace your exams yourself. All you need to do is to have consistent reading habit.

However, tutorials can also help you prepare better, connect with your peers, and gauge your confidence levels.

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