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JAMB History Syllabus 2021 See Latest History Syllabus for UTME

JAMB History Syllabus 2021 See Latest History Syllabus for UTME ,JAMB History Syllabus 2021 See Latest History Syllabus for UTME ,JAMB History Syllabus 2021 See Latest History Syllabus for UTME

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The 2021 JAMB History Syllabus which is aimed at preparing candidates for the Board’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is now out. Continue reading to see the complete topics and recommended texts in the JAMB 2021 History syllabus on this post.

JAMB History Syllabus 2021

In the 2021 JAMB History Syllabus. The course objectives are as follows:

1. impart knowledge of Nigerian history from earliest times to the present;

2. identify the similarities and relationships among the people of Nigeria as they relate to the issues of national unity and integration;

3. appreciate Nigerian history as the basis to understand West African and African history;

4. apply history to understand Nigerian and Africa’s relationship with the wider world;

5. analyse issues of modernization and development;

5. relate the past to the present and plan for the future.

Complete 2021 JAMB History Syllabus Details

NOTE: The syllabus is divided into Sections and Parts as given below.

Section A: The Nigeria Area up to 1800

1. Land and People of the Nigeria Area

Topics:

  • Geographical zones and the people.
  • The people’s relationship with the environment
  • Relations and integration among the peoples of different zones.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Identify the geographical zones and the people within them;
  • Establish the relationship between the people and the environment
  • Comprehend the relationships among the various peoples of the Nigeria area.

2. Early Centres of Civilization

Topics:

  • Nok, daima, ife, benin, igbo ukwu and iwo eleru
  • Monuments and shelter systems: (kuyambana, durbi-ta-kusheyi, city walls and palaces)

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the significance of various centres;
  • Establish the historical significance of the various monuments such as caves and rocky formations;

3. Origin and Formation of States in the Nigeria Area

Topics:

  • Central sudan -kanuri and hausa, states.
  • Niger-benue valley – nupe, jukun, igala, idoma, tiv and ebira
  • Eastern forest belt – Igbo and Ibibio
  • Western forest belt – Yoruba and Edo
  • Coastal and niger-delta – efik, ijo, itsekiri and urhobo

    i. Factors influencing their origin and migration

    ii. Social and political organizations

    iii. Inter-state relations, religion war and peace.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Relate the different groups of people occupying the various zones to their traditions of origin;
  • Determine the inter-state relations;
  • Account for their, social and political organizations

4. Economic activities and growth of states:

Topics: 

  • Agriculture – hunting, farming, fishing, animal husbandry and horticulture.
  • Industries – pottery, salt-making, iron-smelting, blacksmithing, leather-working, wood-carving, cloth-making, dyeing and food processing.
  • Trade and trade routes:- local, regional, long-distance, including trans-Sahara trade?
  • Expansion of states.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Identify the various economic activities of the people;
  • Differentiate the economic activities and specialities of the people;
  • Relate trade and other economic activities to the growth of the states.

5. External Influences

Topics:

  • North Africans/Arabs

    i. Introduction, spread and impact of Islam;

    ii. Trans-Saharan trade.
  • Europeans:

    i. Early European trade with the coastal states.

    Ii. The trans-Atlantic slave trade (origin, organization and impact)

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Assess the impact of the contact with north africa on the people and states south of the sahara.
  • Examine the impact of early european contact with the coastal people;
  • Trace the origin, organization and impact of the trans-atlantic slave trade;

Complete 2021 JAMB History Syllabus Details

Section B: The Nigeria area 1800 – 1900

Topics:

  • The sokoto caliphate, the sokoto jihad – (causes, courses and consequence)
  • The causes and the process of the jihad
  • The establishment and administration of the caliphate and relations with neighbours
  • The achievements and impact of the caliphate.
  • The collapse of the caliphate.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the causes and the processes of the jihad;
  • Determine the factors that led to the rise of the caliphate;
  • Examine the administrative set-up of the caliphate and its relations with its neighbours;
  • Examine the impact of the caliphate;
  • Trace the internal and external factors that led to the collapse of the caliphate.

2. Kanem-Borno

Topics:

  • The collapse of the saifawa dynasty
  • Borno under the shehus
  • Borno under rabeh

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Determine the factors that led to the collapse of the saifawa dynasty;
  • Examine borno under the administration of the shehus;
  • Assess the role of rabeh in borno’s history.

3. Yorubaland

Topics:

  • The fall of the old oyo empire
  • The yoruba wars and their impact
  • The peace treaty of 1886 and its aftermath

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the causes of the fall of the old oyo;
  • Examine the causes and effects of the yoruba wars:
  • Assess the impact of the 1886 peace treaty.
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4. Benin

Topics: 

  • Internal political development
  • Relations with neighbours
  • Relations with the europeans

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the internal political development;
  • Examine her relations with her neighbours;
  • Assess her relationship with the europeans.

5. Nupe

Topic:

  • Internal political development
  • Relations with neighbours.

Objective:

  • Examine nupe internal political development.
  • Assess her relations with her neighbours.

6. Igbo

Topics:

  • Internal political development
  • Relations with neigbhours.

Objectives:

  • Examine igbo internal political development.
  • Assess her relations with her neighbours.

7. Efik

Topics:

  • Internal political development
  • Relations with neighbours

Objectives:

  • Examine efik internal political development.
  • Assess her relations with her neighbours.

8. European Penetration and Impact:

Topics:

  • European exploration of the interior.
  • The suppression of the trans-atlantic slave trade.
  •  The development of commodity trade and rise of consular authority.
  •  Christian missionary activities.
  • The activities of the trading companies
  • Impact of european activities on the coast and the hinterland.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

  • Examine the motive for the exploration of the interior.
  • Give reasons for the suppression of the trans-atlantic slave trade;
  •  Trace the development of commodity trade;
  • Examine missionary and european activities in the area;
  •  Asses the activities of the european trading companies
  • Account for the rise of consular authority.

9. British Conquest of the Nigeria Area

Topics:

  • Motives for the conquest
  • Methods of the conquest and its result.
  • Resistance to and aftermath of the conquest.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Determine the reasons for the conquest and the methods used;
  • Examine the various resistance to the conquest
  • Evaluate the results and the aftermath of the conquest

Section C: Nigeria 1900 – 1960

1. The Establishment of Colonial Rule up to 1914

Topics:

  • Administration of the protectorates

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the administrative set-up of the protectorates;

2. The Amalgamation of 1914

Topics: 

  • Reasons
  • Effects

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the reasons for the 1914 amalgamation

    and its effects.

3. Colonial Administration after the Amalgamation

Topics:

  • Central administration:- legislative and executive councils
  • Indirect rule – reasons, working and effects
  • Local administrative institutions, native authorities, native courts and native treasuries.
  • Resistance to colonial rule – ekumeku movement in asaba hinterland 1898 – 1911, the satiru uprising 1906, egba and the anti-tax agitation 1918, and the aba women movement in 1929.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Relate the composition of the central administrative set-up to its consequences;
  • Identify the reasons for the introduction and workings of the indirect rule system;
  • Assess the effects of indirect rule;
  • Examine the local administrative units.
  • Account for the anti-colonial movements and their significance

4. The Colonial Economy

Topics:

  • Currency, taxation and forced labour
  • Infrastructure (transportation, post and telecommunication)
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Industry
  • Commerce
  • Banking.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the nature of the economy as it affects taxation. Currency, infrastructures, agriculture, mining, industry, commerce and banking.

5. Social Development under Colonial Rule

Topics:

  • Western education
  • Urbanization/social integration
  • Improvement unions
  • Health institutions

Objectives:

After this topic in the JAMB History Syllabus, candidates should be able to

  • Identify the areas of social development under colonial rule;
  • Examine the impact of urbanization on the people;
  • Examine the level of social integration among the people.

6. Nationalism, Constitutional Developments and Independence

Topics:

  • The rise of nationalist movements;
  • The 1922 clifford constitution and the rise of nigeria’s first political party.
  • World war ii and the agitation for independence
  • The richards constitution of 1946
  • The macpherson constitution of 1951.
  • Party politics – regionalism, federalism and minorities agitations.
  • Lyttleton constitution of 1954.
  • Constitutional conference in lagos in 1957 and in london in 1958
  • The general elections of 1959 and independence in 1960

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Trace the emergence of the nationalist movement;
  • Assess the roles of the different constitutions in constitutional development;
  • Examine the effect of world war ii in the agitation for independence and the constitutional developments;
  • trace the development of party politics and its impact on regionalism and minority question ;
  • Examine the impact of the constitutional conferences.
  • Determine the factors that aided the attainment of independence;

Section C: Nigeria 1900 - 1960

Section D: Nigeria since independence

1. The Politics of the First Republic and Military Intervention

Topics:

  • Struggle for the control of the centre;
  • Issue of revenue allocation
  • Minority question
  • The 1962/63 census controversies
  • The action group crisis and the general elections of 1964/65.
  • The coup d’etat of january 1966 and the ironsi regime.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Give reasons behind the struggle for the control of the centre;
  • Account for the controversies in revenue allocation;
  • Give account for the controversies generated by the minority question and the creation of states;
  • Account for the controversies generated by the 1962/63 census;
  • Examine the problems created by the action group crisis and the general elections of 1964/65
  • Assess the significance of military intervention and the ironsi regime.
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2. The Civil War

Topics:

  • Cause and effects
  • Causes
  • Effects

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the remote and immediate causes of the war;
  • Examine the course.
  • Assess the effects of the war;

3. The Gowon Regime

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Assess the challenges and achievements of the gowon regime.

4. Murtala/Obasanjo Regime

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Assess the challenges and achievements of the murtala/obasanjo regime;

5. The Second Republic

Objectives: 

Candidates should be able to

  • Evaluate the challenges and achievements of the second republic.

6. The Buhari regime

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Assess the challenges and achievements of the buhari regime

7. The Babangida regime

Objectives: 

Candidates should be able to

  •  Assess the challenges and achievements of the babangida regime;

8. The Interim National Government (ING)

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the role and challenges of the interim national government.

9. The Abacha Regime

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Assess the challenges and achievements of the abacha regime.
  • Assess the challenges and achievements of the abdulsalami regime;

10. Nigeria in International Organizations

Topics:

  • Economic community of west african states (ecowas),
  • African union (au)
  • Commonwealth of nations
  • Organization of petroleum exporting countries (opec)
  • United nations organization
  • The role of Nigeria in conflict resolution

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the role of Nigeria in ecowas
  • Assess the role of Nigeria in the au
  • Evaluate the role of Nigeria in the common wealth of nations
  • Assess the role of Nigeria in the opec
  • Examine the role of Nigeria in the un
  • Examine the role of Nigeria in conflict resolutions in the congo, chad, liberia, sierra leone, guinea and the sudan.

Part II: Africa and the Wider World since 1800

Part II: Africa and the Wider World since 1800

Section A: west and north Africa

1. Islamic Reform Movements and State Building in West Africa

Topics:

  • Relationship between sokoto and other jihads.
  • The jihads of seku ahmadu and al-hajj umar
  • The activities of samori toure

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Establish the relationship between the sokoto jihad and other jihads in west africa:
  • Compare the achievements of the jihads of seku ahmadu and al-hajj umar.
  • Examine the activities of samori toure of the madinka empire.

2. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Christian Missionary Activities in West Africa

Topics:

  • The foundation of sierra leone and liberia and the spread of christianity
  • The activities and impact of christian missionaries.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Determine the factors that led to the founding of sierra leone and liberia;
  • Examine the importance of sierra leone and liberia in the spread and impact of christianity in west africa.
  • Assess the impact of christian missionary activities in west africa

3. Egypt under Mohammed Ali and Khedive Ismail:

Topics:

  • The rise of Mohammad Ali and his reforms
  • Mohammad Ali’s relations with the Europeans
  • Ismail’s fiscal policies
  • The British occupation of Egypt

Objectives:

After this topic in the JAMB History Syllabus, candidates should be able to

  • Determine the factors that aided mohammad ali’s rise to power and his reforms;
  • Establish the relationship between mohammad ali’s empire and the europeans;
  • Account for the fiscal policies of ismail;
  • Examine the reasons for the british occupation of egypt

4. The Mahdi and Mahdiyya Movement in Sudan

Topics:

  • Causes
  • Course
  • Consequences

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the causes, the course and consequences of the mahdiyya movement in the sudan

Section B

1. The Omani Empire

Topics:

  • The rise of the Omani’s empire
  • The empire’s commercial and political relations with the coast and the hinterland.
  • The empire’s relations with the Europeans

Objectives:

After studying this topic in the JAMB History Syllabus, candidates should be able to

  • Determine the factors that led to the rise of the omani empire;
  • Assess the establishment of commercial and political relations between the omani empire, the coast and the hinterland.
  • Examine the relationship that existed between the omani empire and the europeans.

2. Ethiopia in the 19th Century

Topics:

  • The rise of Theodore ii and his attempt at the unification of Ethiopia
  • Menelik ii and Ethiopian independence

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the factors that led to the rise of theodore ii as the emperor of ethiopia;
  • Analyse the strategies that were adopted to achieve Ethiopian unification.
  • Assess the role of Menelik ii in the maintenance of Ethiopian independence

3. The Mfecane

Topics:

  • The rise of the Zulu nation
  • Causes, course and consequences of the Mfecane

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Trace events in Nguniland before the Mfecane;
  • Determine for the factors that led to the rapid rise of Shaka.
  • Examine the causes, course and consequences of the Mfecane
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4. The Great Trek

Topics:

  • The frontier wars
  • British intervention in the boer african relations
  • The great trek and its consequences

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Determine the factors that led to the frontier wars;
  • Account for British intervention in the boer-African relations;
  • Describe the nature of the great trek;
  • Examine its consequences

Section C: Imperialism, Colonialism and Problems of Nation-building in Africa

1. The New Imperialism and European Occupation of Africa

Topics:

  • The new imperialism in Africa
  • European scramble for Africa
  • The berlin conference
  • The occupation and resistance by Africans

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Assess the causes of the new imperialism
  • Examine the causes of the scramble;
  • Account for the significance of the Berlin conference.
  • Examine African resistance to the occupation.

2. Patterns of Colonial Rule in Africa

Topics:

  • The British
  • The French
  • The Portuguese
  • The Belgians

Objectives: 

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine and compare the patterns of colonial rule by the various european powers.

3. The Politics of Decolonization

Topics:

  • Colonial policies and African discontent
  • The impact of the two world wars
  • Nationalist activities and the emergence of political parties and associations
  • Strategies for attaining independence

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the policies employed by the colonial masters and the magnitude of african discontent;
  •  Assess the impact of the first and second world wars on african nationalism,
  • Determine the strategies used in the attainment of independence.

4. Apartheid in South Africa

Topics:

  • The origin of apartheid
  • Rise of Afrikaner nationalism
  • Enactment of apartheid laws
  • Internal reaction and the suppression of African nationalist movements
  • External reaction to apartheid, the frontline states, the commonwealth of nations, oau and the un.
  • The dismantling of apartheid
  • Post-apartheid development

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Trace the origin of apartheid in South Africa;
  • Give reasons for the rise of Afrikaner nationalism;
  • Evaluate apartheid laws;
  • Relate the internal reactions to apartheid to the African struggle for majority rule;
  • Relate the contributions of African states and international organizations to the fight against apartheid;
  • Identify the steps taken towards the dismantling of apartheid in south Africa
  • Assess the post-apartheid development in south Africa.

5. Problems of Nation-building in Africa

Topics:

  • Political and economic challenges and constraints
  • Physical and environmental challenges
  • Ethnic and religious pluralism
  • Military intervention and political instability.
  • Neo-colonialism and under -development.
  • Boundary disputes and threat to african unity
  • Civil wars and the refugee problem.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to

  • Examine the political and economic problems faced by assess the effects of natural disasters on Africa
  • Determine the role of ethnic and religious problems in African;
  • Examine the role of the military in African politics;
  • Examine the role of neo-colonialism in Africa;
  • Assess the problems of boundary disputes;
  • Establish the relationship between civil wars and refugee problems in Africa

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FAQs on JAMB History Syllabus 2021

FAQs on JAMB History Syllabus 2021

1. What does the JAMB UTME test?

Ans = JAMB tests your knowledge of 4 subjects from the JAMB syllabus.

2. How much does it cost to take the JAMB examination?

Ans =  JAMB Registration costs N3,500. The recommended text costs N500 and the service fee is N700. That is a total of N4,700 only.

3. Where can I get the complete JAMB syllabus for all subject?

Ans = The complete syllabus is available online. Follow this link to see it.

4. Can I carry out my JAMB registration and write the examination in any cyber cafe?

Ans = No! Candidates are required to register for JAMB and take the examination only at accredited CBT centres.

We hope this article has been of help. Give us your opinion in the comment box below.

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