2024/2025 JAMB Commerce Syllabus & Recommended Textbooks

Are you gearing up for the 2024/2025 JAMB Commerce Examination? Look no further! We’ve compiled a straightforward guide to help you ace the test. In this post, we’ll cover the essential topics in the JAMB Commerce Syllabus and recommend some must-read textbooks to ensure you’re well-prepared.

2024/2025 JAMB Commerce Syllabus Highlights:

  1. Commerce Basics:
    • Meaning and Functions
  2. Occupation:
    • Types (industrial, commercial, and services)
  3. Production:
    • Factors, characteristics, and rewards
    • Division of Labour
    • Specialization
    • Types (primary, secondary, and tertiary)
  4. Trade:
    • Home Trade (Retail and Wholesale)
    • Foreign Trade (Issues, procedures, and barriers)
  5. Purchase and Sales of Goods:
    • Procedure and documentation
    • Terms of trade and payments
  6. Aids-to-trade:
    • Advertising, Banking, Communication, Insurance, Tourism, Transportation, Warehousing
  7. Business Units:
    • Forms of ownership
    • Registration, Mergers, Dissolution, and liquidation
  8. Financing Business:
    • Sources of finance
    • Problems of sourcing finance
    • Types of capital
    • Bureaux de change
  9. Trade Associations:
    • Objectives and functions
  10. Money:
    • Evolution, Forms, Qualities, Functions
  11. Stock Exchange:
    • Importance, Procedure, Types of securities
  12. Business Management:
    • Functions, Principles, Organizational structure, Functional areas
  13. Marketing:
    • Functions, Marketing concept, Marketing mix, Market Segmentation, Customer Service
  14. Legal Aspects of Business:
    • Simple contract, Contract Agency, Sale of Goods Acts, Hire Purchase Act
    • Rights and obligations of employer and employee
    • Government regulations and Consumer protection
  15. Information and Communication Technology (ICT):
    • Computer appreciation/application, Types, Functions
    • ICT terms and activities
  16. Business Environment and Social Responsibility:
    • Legal, political, economic, social, cultural, technological environment
    • Types of pollution and their implications
  1. Anderson, D. J. (1978). Commerce for West Africa, London: Macmillan.
  2. Ahukannah, L. I. (1992). Commerce for Secondary Schools, Onitsha: Africana – First Publishers.
  3. Asaolu, A. and Igwe, P. M. (2005). New Syllabus Commerce for Secondary Schools, Ibadan: Evans.
  4. Babatunde, A. H. (1999). Handbook on Commerce for Schools and College, Global Publications.
  5. Eriki, P. O. (1998). Working with Computer, Benin: Bofic Publishers.
  6. Ibru, G. M. (2004). Nigeria: The Promise of Tourism, Lagos: G.S.L. Publishing Limited.
  7. Igwe, P. M. (2004). Countdown to WASSCE/SSCE/NECO/JME Commerce, Ibadan: Evans.
  8. James, A. F. (1996). Management, New Delhi: Prentice Hall.
  9. Nwachukwu, C. C. (1999). Management Theory and Practice, Onitsha: Africana – FIRST Publishers.
  10. Odedokun, M. O. (1999). Commerce for Senior Secondary School, Lagos: Longman.


  • Q: How can I download the JAMB Commerce Syllabus?
    • A: Visit our site and find the link to download the PDF version of the JAMB 2024 Commerce Syllabus.
  • Q: What are the key topics in the JAMB Commerce Syllabus?
    • A: The syllabus covers essential areas such as Commerce basics, Occupation, Production, Trade, Purchase and Sales of Goods, Aids-to-trade, Business Units, Financing Business, and more.
  • Q: Which textbooks are recommended for JAMB Commerce preparation?
    • A: Highly recommended texts include “Commerce for West Africa,” “New Syllabus Commerce for Secondary Schools,” and “Handbook on Commerce for Schools and College,” among others.

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