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JAMB Recommended Textbooks for Hausa 2024/2025

JAMB Recommended Textbooks for Hausa 2024/2025: Hausa is one of the four official languages of Nigeria, and it is widely spoken in the northern part of the country. Hausa is also a popular subject for students who want to take the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). If you are one of those students, you might be wondering what are the best textbooks to prepare for the Hausa UTME.

In this blog post, we will provide you with a list of JAMB recommended textbooks for Hausa 2024/2025, as well as some tips on how to use them effectively. We will also answer some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Hausa UTME syllabus, exam format, and scoring system.


What are the JAMB recommended textbooks for Hausa 2024/2025?

According to the official JAMB syllabus for Hausa 2024/2025, the recommended textbooks for Hausa are divided into three categories: Harshe (Language), Adabi da Al’adu (Literature and Culture), and ?amusai (Dictionaries). Here are the titles and authors of the books in each category:



Zube:Bambale, M.B.Kome Nisan Dare Zaria: NNPC, 2009 WAEC AND NECO
Waƙa:Haɗeja, M.Waƙoƙin Mu’azu Haɗeja Zaria: NNPC, 1980 WAEC AND NECO
Wasan Kwaikwayo:Katsina, U.Ɗ.Kulɓa Na Ɓarna Zaria: NNPC, 2011 WAEC AND NECO
JAMB recommended textbooks for Hausa 2024/2025
  • Galadanci, M.K.M. (1976), Introduction to Hausa Grammar, Zaria: Longman.
  • Junju, M.H. (1980), Rayayyen Nahawun Hausa, Zaria: NNPC.
  • Muhammad, Y.M. (2005), Fassarar Hausa, Zaria: ABU Press.
  • Sani, M.A.Z. (1999), Tsarin Sauti Da Nahawun Hausa, Ibadan: UP Plc.
  • Sani, M.A.Z. et al (2000), Exam Focus: Hausa Language, Ibadan: UP Plc.
  • Skinner, N. (1977), Grammar of Hausa, Zaria: NNPC.
  • Yahaya, I.Y. et al (1992), Darussan Hausa 1 – 3, Ibadan: UP Plc Don manyan makarantun sakandare.


  • Bichi, A.Y. (1979), Wa?o?in Bikin Aure, Lagos: Nelson.
  • Dangambo, A. (1984), Rabe – Raben Adabin Baka da Muhimmancinsa Ga Rayuwar Hausawa, Kano: T.P.C.
  • Gusau, S.M. (1991), Maka?a Da Mawa?an Hausa, Kaduna: Fisbas Media Service.
  • Ibrahim, M.S. (1977), Kowa Ya Sha Ki?a, Zaria: Longman.
  • Madauci, I. et al (1992), Hausa Customs, Zaria: ABU Press.
  • Umar, M.B. (1976), ?anmaraya Jos Da Wa?o?insa, Ibadan: OUP.
  • Umar, M.B. (1977), Wasannin Tashe, Zaria: NNPC.


  • Bargery G.P. (1951), A Hausa – English Dictionary and English-Hausa Vocabulary London: OUP.
  • Newman, R.M. (1997), An English-Hausa Dictionary, Ibadan: Longman.
  • Newman and Newman (1977), Sabon ?amus Na Hausa Zuwa Turanci, Ibadan: UPL.
  • Skinner, N. (1993), Kamus Na Turanci Da Hausa, Zaria: NNPC.
  • CSNL: (2006), ?amusun Hausa Na Jami’ar Bayero ta Kano, Kano: CSNL.

How to use the JAMB recommended textbooks for Hausa 2024/2025 effectively?

The JAMB recommended textbooks for Hausa 2024/2025 are not compulsory, but they are very helpful if you want to gain a deeper understanding of the subject and improve your chances of scoring high in the UTME. Here are some tips on how to use them effectively:

  • Study the JAMB syllabus for Hausa 2024/2025 carefully. The syllabus contains the topics and objectives that you are expected to cover for the UTME. It also provides some sample questions and answers to help you familiarize yourself with the exam format and style. You can download the syllabus from the JAMB website or from other online sources.
  • Choose the textbooks that suit your needs and preferences. You do not have to read all the books in each category. You can select the ones that are more relevant to your level of knowledge and interest. For example, if you are more comfortable with English than Hausa, you might prefer the books that have English translations or explanations. If you are more interested in literature than grammar, you might focus more on the books that contain literary texts and analysis.
  • Read the textbooks actively and critically. Do not just skim through the pages or memorize the facts. Try to understand the concepts and principles behind them. Ask yourself questions such as: What is the main idea or message of this text? How does the author use language to convey it? What are the similarities and differences between this text and other texts that I have read or heard? How does this text relate to the syllabus objectives and the UTME questions?
  • Practice with past questions and mock exams. Reading the textbooks is not enough. You also need to test your knowledge and skills by answering past questions and mock exams. This will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, as well as to improve your speed and accuracy. You can find past questions and mock exams from various sources, such as the JAMB website, online platforms, or printed materials.
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The JAMB recommended textbooks for Hausa 2024/2025 are valuable resources that can help you to prepare for the UTME effectively. However, you should not rely on them alone. You should also supplement them with other sources of information, such as online videos, podcasts, blogs, magazines, newspapers, radio programs, and TV shows that are related to Hausa language, literature, and culture. You should also seek guidance from your teachers, tutors, or mentors who can provide you with feedback and advice on how to improve your performance.


What is the format of the Hausa UTME?

The Hausa UTME is a computer-based test (CBT) that consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. The questions cover four areas: Harshe (Language), Adabi da Al’adu (Literature and Culture), ?amusai (Dictionaries), and General Knowledge. You have 40 minutes to complete the test.

How is the Hausa UTME scored?

The Hausa UTME is scored out of 400 marks. Each question carries 10 marks. There is no negative marking for wrong answers. Your score is calculated by adding up the marks of the questions that you answered correctly.

What is the minimum score required to pass the Hausa UTME?

There is no fixed minimum score required to pass the Hausa UTME. Your score will determine your chances of getting admission into your preferred course and institution. The higher your score, the better your chances. However, you should also consider other factors, such as your performance in other subjects, your post-UTME screening, and your O’level results.


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