2024/2025 JAMB History Syllabus & Recommended Textbooks

Welcome to our detailed guide for the 2024/2025 JAMB History examination. This post provides crucial information on the JAMB History Syllabus, recommended textbooks, and frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help students prepare thoroughly for the upcoming exams.

2024/2025 JAMB History Syllabus:

The JAMB History examination assesses candidates’ understanding of various historical aspects. Here’s a concise overview of the topics covered in the 2024/2025 JAMB History Syllabus:

  1. Land and Peoples of the Nigeria Area
  2. Early Centres of Civilization
  3. Origin and Formation of States in the Nigeria Area
  4. Economic Activities and Growth of States
  5. External Influences
  6. The Sokoto Caliphate
  7. Kanem-Borno
  8. Yorubaland
  9. Benin
  10. Nupe
  11. Igbo
  12. Efik
  13. European Penetration and Impact
  14. British Conquest of the Nigeria Area
  15. The Establishment of Colonial Rule up to 1914
  16. The Amalgamation of 1914
  17. Colonial Administration After the Amalgamation
  18. The Colonial Economy
  19. Social Development under Colonial Rule
  20. Nationalism, Constitutional Developments, and Independence
  21. Nigeria Since Independence
  22. The Politics of the First Republic and Military Intervention
  23. The Civil War
  24. The Gowon Regime
  25. Murtala/Obasanjo Regime
  26. The Second Republic
  27. The Buhari Regime
  28. The Babangida Regime
  29. The Interim National Government (ING)
  30. The Abacha Regime
  31. Nigeria in International Organizations
  32. Africa and the Wider World Since 1800: West and North Africa
  33. Islamic Reform Movements and State Building in West Africa
  34. Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Christian Missionary Activities in West Africa
  35. Egypt under Mohammed Ali and Khedive Ismail
  36. The Mahdi and Mahdiyya Movement in the Sudan
  37. Eastern and Southern Africa
  38. The Omani Empire
  39. Ethiopia in the 19th century
  40. The Mfecane
  41. The Great Trek
  42. Imperialism, Colonialism, and Problems of Nation-Building in Africa
  43. The New Imperialism and European Occupation of Africa
  44. Patterns of Colonial Rule in Africa
  45. The Politics of Decolonization
  46. Apartheid in South Africa
  47. Problems of Nation-building in Africa

To supplement your preparation, consider using the following recommended textbooks that extensively cover the topics outlined in the JAMB History Syllabus:

  1. “The Politics of Mallam Aminu Kano” by Abba, A (2006)
  2. “The Making of Modern Africa, The Twentieth Century Vol 2.” by Ayandele, A. E. et al (1986)
  3. “History of West Africa Vol. I” by Ajayi and Cowther (1971)
  4. “History of West Africa Vol. II” by Ajayi and Crowther (1974)
  5. “Emergent African States: Topics in Twentieth Century African History” by Akinloye, S. A. (1976)
  6. “Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries” by Anene J. C. and Brown, G (1966)
  7. “Southern Nigeria in Transition, 1885 – 1906” by Anene J. C. (1966)
  8. “The Politics of Mallam Aminu Kano” by Abba, A (2006)
  9. “Africa and the Wider World, Vol. 1” by Barkindo, B. et al (1989)
  10. “A History of Nigeria” by Iseihei, E. (1983)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q1: When is the 2024/2025 JAMB History Examination scheduled? A1: The JAMB History Examination date for the 2024/2025 session is yet to be announced. Keep checking the official JAMB website for updates.

Q2: How can I download the JAMB 2024 History Syllabus PDF? A2: You can download the PDF directly from our blog post

Q3: Are there additional resources for better preparation? A3: Yes, in addition to the recommended textbooks, you may explore online resources, attend tutorials, and engage in group study sessions for a more comprehensive preparation.


This comprehensive guide aims to assist candidates in preparing for the 2024/2025 JAMB History Examination. Follow the provided links for downloadable resources and further details. Best of luck in your preparation!

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