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JAMB Government Syllabus 2024/2025: Topics & Focus Areas

JAMB Syllabus for Government: A Comprehensive Guide | This article is dedicated to the latest JAMB syllabus for Government. Let’s begin by understanding what a syllabus is. Essentially, a syllabus is a document that outlines all the topics to be covered in an examination or class. In the context of JAMB, the syllabus comprises a list of topics that students are required to study in preparation for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB Government Syllabus

If you are gearing up for the UTME conducted by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, fear not. is here to provide all the necessary guidance to help you excel, excluding any form of expos.

For those participating in the upcoming UTME and in need of the outlined topics for Jamb Government preparation, this article is tailored for you. Follow these steps before obtaining the 2024/2025 Jamb Form:

  1. Choose a Course: Decide on the course you wish to pursue.
  2. Conduct Research on the Course: Explore and gather information about the chosen course.
  3. Check the O’level Requirement: Verify the O’level requirements for the selected course.
  4. Verify JAMB Subject Combination: Finally, confirm the JAMB subject combination for the course. If Government is part of the subject combination, you are good to proceed.

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JAMB Government Syllabus 2024/2025 General Objectives:

The primary objectives of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Government are as follows:

  1. appreciate the meaning of government;
  2. analyse the framework and specify the institutions of government;
  3. appreciate the basic principles of democratic governance and their application in Nigeria;
  4. explain the concept of citizenship and define the duties and obligations of a citizen;
  5. appreciate the process of political development in Nigeria;
  6. evaluate the political development and problems of governance in Nigeria;
  7. understand the determinants and dynamics of foreign policy as it relates to Nigeria;
  8. assess the role of Nigeria as a member of the international community and the workings of international organizations.

This guide is designed to assist candidates in their preparation for the JAMB examination, ensuring they achieve the outlined course objectives. Best of luck in your JAMB Government preparation.

Jamb Government Syllabus 2024/2025

Part I: Elements of Government

  • Arms of Government
  • Basic Concepts in Government
  • Citizenship
  • Constitution
  • Forms of Government
  • Political Ideologies
  • Political Parties and Party Systems
  • Pressure Groups
  • Principles of Democratic Government
  • Processes of Legislation
  • Public Opinion
  • Structures of Governance
  • Systems of Governance
  • The Civil Service
  • The Electoral Process

Part ii: Political Development in Nigeria

  • Constitutional Development in Nigeria
  • Imperialist Penetration
  • Institutions of Government in The Post-Independence Nigeria
  • Local Government
  • Political Parties and Party Politics in Post-Independence Nigeria
  • Post-Independence Constitutions
  • Pre-Colonial Polities
  • Process of Decolonization
  • Public Commissions Established by The 1979 And Subsequent Constitutions
  • Public Corporations and Parastatals
  • The Military in Nigerian Politics
  • The Structure and Workings of Nigerian Federalism


Part iii: Foreign Policy and Nigeria’s Relations with The International Community

  • Foreign Policy
  • Nigeria in International Organizations
  • Nigeria’s Foreign Policy
  • Relations with African Countries

Part iv: International Organizations


Candidates should be able to:

i. evaluate the operations of these international organizations.

ii. assess the role of these organizations in world affairs.

iii. appreciate the challenges of these organizations and how they can be overcome.



(b) OAU, AU.

(c) Commonwealth.

(d) OPEC.

(e) UNO.

(f) African Petroleum Producers Association.

– Origin, objectives, structure, functions, achievements, problems and prospects of these organizations.

  • Adigwe, F (1985) Essentials of Government for West Africa , Ibadan: University Press Plc.
  • Anifowose, R and Enemuo, F. C (eds)(1999) Elements of Politics , Lagos; Malthouse Press Limited.
  • Appadorai, A. (1978) The Substance of Politics , London: Oxford University Press.
  • Ball, A. R. (1983) Modern Politics and Government , London: Macmillan.
  • Ofoegbu, R. (1977) Government for the Certificate Year , London: George Allen and Unwin.
  • Olawale, J. B (1987) New Topics on Ordinary Level Government , Ilesha: Jola Publishing.
  • Oyediran, O. Nwosu, H., Takaya, B., Anifowoshe, R., Femi, B., Godwill, O. and Adigun, A. (1990) Government for Senior Secondary Schools, Books 1, 2 and 3 , Ibadan: Longman.
  • Oyeneye, I., Onyenwenu, M. and Olusunde, B. E. (2000) Round-Up Government for Senior Secondary School Certifcate Examination: A Complete Guide , Ibadan: Longman.
  • Oyovbaire, S., Ogunna, A. E. C., Amucheazi, E. C., Coker, H. O. and Oshuntuyi, O. (2001) Countdown to Senior Secondary Certificate Examination: Government , Ibadan: Evans.



It is advised that you read through the topics listed here as they will aid in your more focused study and reading for the JAMB Government exam. That’s all for now. If you have any questions, please ask us in the comment section below because we understand you might have a few.

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