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JAMB Recommended Textbooks for Use of English 2024/2025

JAMB Recommended Textbooks for Use of English 2024/2025: The Use of English is the only compulsory subject in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that must be written by all candidates. The JAMB Use of English exam has 60 questions set from the topics in the JAMB Use of English syllabus. Therefore, it is very important for candidates to prepare well for this subject and use the best textbooks available.

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Why Use Textbooks to Prepare for JAMB Use of English?

Textbooks are one of the most effective and reliable sources of information and knowledge for any examination. They provide comprehensive coverage of the syllabus, explain concepts and terms clearly, give examples and exercises, and offer tips and strategies for answering questions. Textbooks also help candidates to avoid confusion and misinformation that may arise from other sources such as online articles, blogs, videos, etc.

Moreover, textbooks are recommended by JAMB itself, which means that JAMB accepts and approves everything that is contained in those books. Sometimes, JAMB may even set their questions directly or indirectly from the textbooks. Therefore, using textbooks to prepare for JAMB Use of English is a smart and wise decision that can increase your chances of success.

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How to Choose the Best Textbooks for JAMB Use of English?

There are many textbooks on English Language in Nigeria, but not all of them are suitable or helpful for JAMB Use of English. Some textbooks may be outdated, inaccurate, incomplete, or too difficult to understand. Therefore, candidates need to be careful and selective when choosing textbooks for JAMB Use of English.

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One of the best ways to choose the best textbooks for JAMB Use of English is to follow the recommendations of JAMB itself. Every year, JAMB releases a list of recommended textbooks for each subject on its website and brochure. These textbooks are carefully selected by experts and reviewers based on their quality, relevance, and suitability for the UTME. Candidates should use these textbooks as their primary sources of study and revision.

Another way to choose the best textbooks for JAMB Use of English is to consult with teachers, tutors, or senior students who have experience and knowledge about the subject and the exam. They can advise you on which textbooks are easy to comprehend, comprehensive, and effective for JAMB Use of English. They can also warn you about which textbooks to avoid or use with caution.

What are the Recommended Textbooks for JAMB Use of English 2024/2025?

According to the official website of JAMB, the recommended textbooks for JAMB Use of English 2024/2025 are as follows:

  • Attah, M. O. (2013). Practice in Spoken English for Intermediate and Advanced Learners, Maiduguri: University of Maiduguri Press.
  • Bamgbose, A. (2002). English Lexis and Structure for Senior Secondary Schools and colleges (Revised Edition), Ibadan: Heinemann
  • Banjo, A. et al (2004). New Oxford Secondary English Course Book Six for Senior Secondary Schools, Ibadan: UP Plc.
  • Caesar, O. J. (2003). Essential Oral English for Schools and Colleges, Lagos: Tonad  Publishers Limited
  • Daniel Jones (2011). Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Egbe, D. I (1996). Mastering English Usage and Communication Skills, Lagos: Tisons
  • Elugbe, B. (2000). Oral English for Schools and Colleges, Ibadan: Heinemann
  • Grant, N. J. H, Nnamonu, S. Jowitt, D. (1998). Senior English Project 3, (New Edition) Harlow: Longman
  • Idowu, O. O, Sogbesan, T. S, Adofo, A. K. Burgess, D. F and Burgess, L. J. (1998). Round-up English: A Complete Guide, Lagos: Longman
  • Idris, U. (2001). Oral English at Your Fingertips for Schools and Colleges, Lagos, M. Youngbrain Publishers
  • Igiligi, E. C. and Ogenyi, S. O. (2010) Grammar and Composition in the G.S.M. Age, Enugu: Joe Hills Production Services
  • Jauro, L. B. (2013). Oral English for Schools and Colleges: A teaching and Learning Approach, Yola: Paraclete Publishers.
  • Nnamonu, S. and Jowitt, D. (1989). Common Errors in English, Lagos: Longman
  • Obinna, M. F. (2001). University Matriculation Use of English,(Fourth Edition) Port Harcourt: Sunray Books Limited
  • Ogunsanwo, O. Duruaku, A. B.C, Ezechukwu, J and Nwachukwu, U. I (2005). Countdown English Language, (Revised Edition), Ibadan: Evans
  • Olatoye, S. (2006). The Silent Teacher, Ado-Ekiti: Segun and Sons Enterprises
  • Oluikpe, B. O. A, Nnaemeka, B. A, Obah, T. Y, Otagburuagu, E. J. Onuigbo, S. and Ogbonna, E. A. (1998). Intensive English for Senior Secondary School 3, Onitsha: Africana ? FIRST Publisher.
  • Tomori, S. H. O (2000). Objective Tests for School Certificate English: Practice in Lexis, Structure and Idiom (Reprinted Edition),  Ibadan: Heinemann
  • Ukwuegbu, C, Okoro, O., Idris, A. U., Okebukola, F. O. and Owokade, C. O. (2002). Catch-up English for SSCE/UME, Ibadan: Heinemann
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These textbooks cover all the aspects of the JAMB Use of English syllabus, such as comprehension, summary, lexis and structure, oral English, and test of orals. Candidates should use these textbooks to study and practice the topics and skills required for the exam.

Conclusion

JAMB Use of English is a very important subject that requires adequate preparation and revision. Candidates should use the best textbooks available to study and practice for the exam. The recommended textbooks for JAMB Use of English 2024/2025 are listed above and can be obtained from bookshops or online stores. Candidates should use these textbooks as their primary sources of information and knowledge for the exam.

FAQ

How many questions are there in JAMB Use of English?

There are 60 questions in JAMB Use of English, divided into four sections: comprehension (20 questions), summary (10 questions), lexis and structure (20 questions), and oral English (10 questions).

How long is the JAMB Use of English exam?

The JAMB Use of English exam is 100 minutes long, which means candidates have an average of 1 minute and 40 seconds to answer each question.

How is the JAMB Use of English exam scored?

The JAMB Use of English exam is scored out of 400 marks, with each question carrying 6.67 marks. The total score is then converted to a scale of 0 to 100.

What is the best way to prepare for JAMB Use of English?

The best way to prepare for JAMB Use of English is to use the recommended textbooks by JAMB, study the syllabus topics and skills, practice past questions and mock tests, and revise regularly.

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