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2017/2018 Yoruba JAMB Syllabus and Recommended Textbooks

YORUBA Jamb syllabus for 2017
 Yoruba JAMB Syllabus


GENERAL OBJECTIVES

The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Yoruba is to prepare the candidates for the Board's examination. It is designed to test their achievement of the course objectives, which are to:

1.stimulate and sustain their interest in Yoruba language, literature and culture;
2.acquire pasic knowledge and skill in Yoruba language, literature and material and non-material aspects of culture.

STRUCTURE OF THE EXAMINATION
The test will be of an objective type, candidates will answer fifty (50) multipie-choice questions covering all aspects of the syllabus:

1. LANGUAGE

(a) Comprehensive (1 prose and I verse)              10 items
(b) Sound system                                     05 items
(c) Grammar                                          06 items
(d) Current orthography                              02 items
(e) Translation                                      02 items

2. LITERATURE
(a)Oral                                              06 items
(b)Written                                           09 items

3. CULTURE                                           10 items
    TOTAL                                            50 items

SECTION A

TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES.

1. LANGUAGE

(a) Comprehension
(i) Prose
(ii)Verse


OBJECTIVES
Candidates should be able to:

i. identify central issues in a passage and draw appropriate
    conclusions;
ii. determine basic assumptions and express ideas;
iii.identify the meanings and functions of given phrases and sentences.


TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES.

 (b) Sound System
(i)  Production of sounds (consonants and vowels)
(ii) Tones, tone change and tonal transfer
(iii)Syllabe structure
(iv) Sound process (vowel harmony and co-occurrence, etc.) elision and      contraction)
(v)  Loan-word integration

OBJECTIVES
Candidates should be able to:

ia. identify organs of speech and speech sounds;
ib. determine their correct usages;
ii. detect 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;
vi. demonstrate knowledge of word adaption.



TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES.

c. Grammar
i. Morphology -  Word formation.
ii.Word Classes – nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, conjunctions,    prepositions, etc.
iii.Phrases and clauses – types and functions.
iv. Sentences – types, structures and functions.

OBJECTIVES
Candidates should be able to:

i.  Demonstrate good knowledge of word derivation;
ii. Determine the appropriate use of words;
iii.Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Yoruba syntax;
iv. Identify the types and functions of sentences;
 v. Demonstrate good knowledge of vocabulary.



TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES.

d. Current Orthography

OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i.Detect linguistic errors;
ii.Present ideas in acceptable  modern form, (oral and written).



TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES.

e. Translation

OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i.vocabulary;
ii.Interpret sentences and ideas in accordance with acceptable principles.



TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES.

2. LITERATURE
(a)Oral Literature:

i.Prose:
Lawuyi Ogunniran,(1985) Eegun Alare. Lagos: Macmillian Nigeria publishers ltd.

OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i.  Identify central issues, problems, the component parts of an idea presented in a     work;
ii. Draw appropriate conclusions.

ii.Poetry:
Wande Abimbola,(2012) Awon oju Odu Mereerindinlogun Ibadan:University press PLC.


OBJECTIVES.
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.



TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES

(b)Written Literature:
   Agboola Ayadiran,(2007).Akanni Olu-omo Ilorin:Lifesteps Publishers.

OBJECTIVES.
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.

(ii) Peotry:
     M.A.Olowu et al,(2007)Ewi Yoruba Lakotun (SSS 1-3) Ibadan:Evans Brothers(Nigeria      Publishers)Ltd.


OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i. deduce the import of written works of art and games;
ii.identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the poem.



iii.Drama:
Lasunkanmi Tela,(2007):Egun Ori ikunle Ibadan:Rasmed

OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i.  Identify the central theme of works;
ii. Interpret same in accordance with acceptable principles;
iii.Identify types of drama;
iv. Identify the figurative and idiomatic expressions in the drama;
 v. Extract the narrative techniques in the drama.



TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES.

CULTURE

1.Ero ati Igbagbo (Olodumare, akudaya, emere abbl)

OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i.Distinguish traditional practices and acceptable ways of life from modern and   common sense beliefs.



TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES.

2.Eto iselu ati aabo ilu: (Egbe ati ogba, oye jije, ogun jija abbl)

OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i.Assess the functions and roles of individuals, chieftains, and groups in ensuring   peace, stability and continuity of society.



TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES.

3.Eto isinku, oku sise ati ogun pinpin.

OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i.  Distinguish between traditional practices;
ii. Relate them to funerals and inheritance;
iii.Suggest ways to preserve the traditional practices.



TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES.

4.Oge sise: (Ila kiko, ara finfin, tiroo lile abbl)

OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i. Interpret graphic representation of cultural practices;
ii.Examine the processes of beautification.


TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES.

5.Ayeye (Igbeyawo, isomoloruko, iwuye abbl).

OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i.Demonstrate good knowledge of social activities and celebrations; Relate events to   appropriate situations.

TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES.

6.Eto Iwosan: (Itoju alaisan, itoju ati igbebi aboyun abbl)

OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i. Determine the appropriate health care practices applicable to ailments of members    of society;
ii.Suggest the best ways of using the appropriate health care practices.



TOPIC/CONTENTS/NOTES.

7. Aroko (ikilo, itufo ebe abbl).

OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i. identify the symbolic relevance of  objects of communications;

TOPICS/CONTENT/NOTES.

8. Awon ounje Yoruba (Abari, iyan, ewa abbl).

OBJECTIVES.
Candiddates should be able to:

i. relate certain foods to symbolic  meanings.



TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES.

9.  Ise abinibi: (Agbe, isona, ilu lilu abbl)

OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i. demonstrate adequate knowledge  of the various traditional professions;
ii.compare various traditional professions.



TOPICS/CONTENT/NOTES.

10. Iranra-eni-lowo: (Aaro, ebese, owo yiya abbl)

OBEJECTIVES
Candidates should be able to:

i.   examine various ways of benefitting from communal relationships.


TOPICS/CONTENT/NOTES.

10.   Iwa omoluabi:
a)  iwa eto omoluabi (Suuru, imoore, ibowo abbl).
b)  iwa aito (Afojudi, aibikita, ole abbl).

OBJECTIVES.
Candidates should be able to:

i. identify acceptable patterns of  behaviour and attitude that conform with    societal norms and values;
ii.suggest ways of inculcating them  in society.

RECOMMENDED TEXTS

LANGUAGE

Abiodun Jibola (1995) Aroko ati Aayan ogbufo, Lagos: MAJAB publishers
Adewole L. O. Et al (2000) Exam Focus – Yoruba language for WASSCE/SSCE.Ibadan:UP Plc
Awobuluyi, O. (1978) Essentials of Yoruba Grammar, Ibadan: UP Plc
Awobuluyi, O. (1990) Yoruba Metalanguage (Ede-Iperi Yoruba) vol II, Ibadan: UP Plc.
Babalola A. (ed) (1991) Iwe Imodotun Yoruba SSI-SSIII, Longman
Bamgbose o. (ed) (1984) Yoruba Metalanguage (Ede-Iperi Yoruba) vol I, Ibadan: UP Plc
Bamgbose A. (1990) Fonologi ati Girama Yoruba, Ibadan
Mustapha O. (ed) (1988) Eko-Ede Yoruba ode-oni SSI-SSIII, Macmillian
Mustapha O. (ed) (1991) Eko-Ede Yoruba Titun SSI-SSIII, Yoruba, Ibadan UP Plc
Odetokun, Ademola (et. al) (2005) Iwe Igbaradi fun Idanwo Yoruba, Ibadan: Macmillian
Owolabi, K. (1989) Ijinle Itupale Ede Yoruba (1) Fonetiki at Fonology, Ibadan: Onibonoje Press
Owolabi O. (et. al) (1990) Countdown WASSCE/SSCE, NECO, JME (Iwe igbaradi fun Idanwo Asekagba Yoruba) Ibadan: Evans
Oyadeyi O. (1998) Ijinle Fonologi ati Girama ede Yoruba, Ibadan: Heinemann

LITERATURE
All the prescribed texts are reflected as applicable on the syllabus under Topics/Contents/Notes column.
CULTURE
Adeoye, C.L (1979) Asa ati Ise Yoruba, Ibadan:OUP
Adeoye, C.L (1985) Igbagbo ati Esin Yoruba, Ibadan: Onibonoje
Ladele T. A. et al (1986) Akojopo Iwadii Ijinle Asa Yoruba, Ibadan: Macmillian

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